Area of rectangle=length×breadth: conversations with a 9-year-old

Banerjee, Rakhi (2020) Area of rectangle=length×breadth: conversations with a 9-year-old. At Right Angles (7). pp. 19-24. ISSN 2582-1873

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Children are taught many kinds of measures in the primary grades, like length, weight, volume, money, time and finally area and perimeter. The following piece describes an attempt to engage with a 9-year old in thinking about area and perimeter. The piece illustrates some challenges we face while attempting to teach children these ideas, and also suggests some instructional ideas as well as give a peek into a child’s thinking.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Banerjee, Rakhi
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Measurement, Units, Standard, Non-standard, Area, Perimeter, Formulas, Mathematical Conversations
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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