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Sakshaug, Lynae – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1999
Presents a problem that uses the design show and asks students to find a series of moves to take the design from the top-left corner of a piece of paper to the bottom-right corner while remaining in its original orientation. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Activities
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Sakshaug, Lynae – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1999
Presents answers to the problem appearing in the January, 1999 Problem Solvers section of this journal, which was a strategy game called "Take Two" in which two players played by placing seven chips in a row and removing one or two chips each turn. (ASK)
Descriptors: Educational Games, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Activities
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Sakshaug, Lynae – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1999
Presents responses to the pattern problem that appeared in the November 1998 "Problem Solvers" section of this journal. (ASK)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Activities
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Sakshaug, Lynae; Van Voorst, Conrad – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000
Presents a problem on nets and polyhedra and responses to the talking club problem. (YDS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Olson, Melfried; Sakshaug, Lynae; Olson, Judith – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1997
Presents the problem of doubling dough by creating a mixture of dough that doubles in volume every minute when placed in a warm oven. Discusses ways of proposing this question in the classroom. (ASK)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Estimation (Mathematics), Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts
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Sakshaug, Lynae – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Presents a problem suggested for students in grades one through six concerning the concepts of grouping, reasoning, and pattern finding. Discusses the student problem-solving process. (ASK)
Descriptors: Classification, Creative Thinking, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
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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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Sakshaug, Lynae – Teaching Children Mathematics, 1998
Presents a problem on counting squares that emphasizes the computation and identification of squares. (ASK)
Descriptors: Computation, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometric Concepts
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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