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David Wees  
"Sharing thinking about math from students": a collection of work by students that teachers have not taught them explicitly how to do. Wees elaborates that "the idea or technique a student uses does not itself have to be completely original, just new to the student." Posts, which date back to December, 2012  many describing open ended problems, projects, or investigations  have included "At most vs at least," "Design project: Create a multiplication tower," "Visual factoring," "Grant Wiggins on budding middle school mathematicians," "Fold and cut," "Decomposing fractions," "An insurance agent walks into a bar ...," "Exploring fractions in different bases," "Boarding passengers onto planes," "Mathematical sequences as musical scores," and "What is my area?"  


Levels:  Elementary, Middle School (68) 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Word Problems, WebBased Discussions 
Math Topics:  Arithmetic/Early Math, Discrete Math, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Transformational Geometry, Number Theory 
Math Ed Topics:  ProblemSolving, Specific Math Concepts/Techniques 
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