Low floor high ceiling tasks - getting into shape, Tangram time

Titus, Sneha and Sircar, Swati (2015) Low floor high ceiling tasks - getting into shape, Tangram time. At Right Angles, 4 (3). pp. 35-41. ISSN 2582-1873

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In the November 2014 issue of At Right Angles, we began a new series which was a compilation of ‘Low Floor High Ceiling’ activities. A brief recap: such an activity comprises a sequence of tasks which are fairly easy to begin with and can be attempted by all the students in the class. However, the tasks progressively become more difficult. The objective is to challenge the problem-solving skills of students and in attempting them, each student is pushed to his or her maximum potential. There is enough work for all but as the level gets higher, fewer students are able to complete the tasks. The point, however, is that all students are engaged and all of them are able to accomplish at least a part of the whole task. In the first part of the series (in the November 2014 issue), we looked at pentominoes and in the March 2015 issue at the Fibonacci series and the regular pentagon. This time we turn to an old favourite: tangrams!

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Titus, Sneha and Sircar, Swati
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: tangram, triangle, quadrilateral, square, parallelogram, rectangle, congruence, similarity, collaboration
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/3101
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