A Viral Area Task

Exactly one month ago, fellow Saskatchewan mathematics teacher Ilona Vashchyshyn tweeted about an area task that she used in her class. Long story short, it captured the imagination of Math Ed Twitter like elegant tasks have a tendency of doing. The challenge: Write your name so that it covers an area of exactly 100 cm squared. Love the different strategies students used here. E.g. Leia, who chose to make each letter 25 cm^2. Notice the revisions on the A.#mathchat #MTBoS Cc @PaiMath pic.twitter.com/FowEQoL4I6 — Ilona Vashchyshyn (@vaslona) November 16, 2018 Two weeks later, my grade 9s and I were beginning …

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