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Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1999
Presents responses to a problem appearing in the December, 1998 issue on the concept of determining all possibilities for colored and numbered wristbands for students. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Olson, Judith; Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1997
These activities explore classification and logical reasoning by providing students with opportunities to generate multiple answers and engage in multiple classifications of the same item. No solutions are suggested so that students will look to themselves as the mathematical authorities. Sample items for classification include birthday months,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Classification, Critical Thinking, Elementary Education
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Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Presents a problem for students in grades 1-6 concerning the concept of probability. Discusses the student problem-solving process, and provides some responses to the problem published in the January 1998 issue of this journal. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1999
Presents responses to a division problem appearing in the September, 1998 "problem solvers" section of this journal. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Brahier, Daniel J.; Olson, Melfried – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1999
Describes the history of the World's Largest Mathematics Event and how it has been used by several classroom teachers. (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Activities
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Olson, Melfried; Sakshaug, Lynae; Olson, Judith – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Presents a mathematics problem on patterns. Outlines and discusses the general problem-solving procedures. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction
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Olson, Melfried; Sakshaug, Lynae; Olson, Judith – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Presents a problem for students in grades 4-6 on Venn diagrams with or without manipulatives. Lists questions for teachers to reflect upon during the problem-solving process concerning student understanding of problems, problem-solving strategies, assessment, and reasoning skills. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Intermediate Grades, Mathematical Concepts
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Olson, Melfried; Sakshaug, Lynae; Olson, Judith – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Discusses the importance of having students pose their own questions and write problems. Proposes a subject related to the heart, blood, and the life-giving potential of blood. Provides related internet sites from which teachers can get information. (ASK)
Descriptors: Cardiovascular System, Elementary School Mathematics, Internet, Learning Activities