Presentation Title

Math Investigations with a 5th Grader

Presenter Information

Melissa E. KubackaFollow

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

School

School of Sciences and Social Sciences

Discipline

Mathematics

Mentor

Vincent Ferlini

Abstract

I am working this semester tutoring a 5th grader at Wheelock School, who's math skills are above grade level. Part of our time together involves engaging him in mathematical investigations that stimulate him to experiment with mathematical ideas, formulate generalizations and conjectures, and then attempt to justify them. This talk will present some of those investigations I have worked with him on. I will also include a rationale behind why the specific investigations were chosen and how he and I worked through the problems.

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Math Investigations with a 5th Grader

I am working this semester tutoring a 5th grader at Wheelock School, who's math skills are above grade level. Part of our time together involves engaging him in mathematical investigations that stimulate him to experiment with mathematical ideas, formulate generalizations and conjectures, and then attempt to justify them. This talk will present some of those investigations I have worked with him on. I will also include a rationale behind why the specific investigations were chosen and how he and I worked through the problems.