Which One Doesn't Belong (Student Book)

A Shapes Book

Every colorful page of Christopher Danielson’s children’s picture book, Which One Doesn’t Belong?, contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes. Each of the shapes can be a correct answer to the question “Which one doesn’t belong?” Because all their answers are right answers, students naturally shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes’ geometric properties.

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Every colorful page of Christopher Danielson’s children’s picture book, Which One Doesn’t Belong?, contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes. Each of the shapes can be a correct answer to the question “Which one doesn’t belong?” Because all their answers are right answers, students naturally shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes’ geometric properties.

Most curricula treat geometry as little more than vocabulary lessons. Which One D...read more

Danielson's book reveals the wonder and freedom of expression that many children don't often experience in mathematics. A single, simple question puts children in a position to speak mathematically even at early ages. Ask students of all ages ‘Which one doesn't belong?’ and revel in the reasoning and conversation that results.

 

Dan Meyer

About the Author(s)

Christopher Danielson has worked with math learners of all ages, from teens in his former middle school classroom to his own children, from calculus students to elementary teachers to families who visit his Math On-A-Stick learning space at the Minnesota State Fair.

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Grade Range: K-12
Media: 36 pp/hardcover
Year: 2016
Item No: WEB-1080
ISBN: 978-1-62531-080-4
Hashtag: #WODB

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