area, squareeya

Posted on September 13, 2014

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… I do heartily wish that the Student In Question hadn’t latched onto that phrase so eagerly. However, if I’m going to “meet the students where they are,” then… this student wants magic rules. Yes, I included the two-D nature of area, too… and my hope is that when she remembers the rote, she associates it with the meaning (and I have seen that happen). (And yes, when I say “area, squareeyah” I paint a square with my hand… *not* the perimeter, but full palm paint.)

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