The "Video Reflections" links allows you to examine the teaching and learning of mathematics. Jump to Grades 6-8 and select "Learning about Area, Perimeter, and Fractions with and from Peers." As you examine the video clips, consider how these classroom episodes illustrate a constructivist view of learning.
Review the "Adventures in Statistics" investigation that involves comparing the areas of the sixth grade classrooms to the areas of the fifth grade classrooms. What are some ways the strategies for effective teaching have been incorporated into these lessons? How might you modify the lessons to further enhance their effectiveness to engage children in reflective thought?