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Topic: open-ended problems
Replies: 2   Last Post: Mar 25, 1995 12:47 PM

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Re: open-ended problems
Posted: Mar 25, 1995 12:47 PM
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Two open ended problems I came across that worked well with grade 7 students
were:

1. T or F Neither 0 nor 1 are prime or composite numbers.
Give a rationale for your answer. Use complete sentences,
and give a thorough explanation.

2. A rectangle is shaded in on a centimeter grid. It is 3 x 4,
but no numerical dimensions are given. Directons: Construct a triangle
withthe same area. Follow up- there is more than one answer. How many can
you find? What is the "tallest"? The most similar to a rectangle? How are
the perimeters different? Are perimeter and area related in any way?

Grade 7
Portsmouth RI
Rose Marie





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