José N. Contreras
S. Asli Özgün-Koca and Monica G. McLeod
Growing Problem Solvers provides four original, related, classroom-ready mathematical tasks, one for each grade band. Together, these tasks illustrate the trajectory of learners’ growth as problem solvers across their years of school mathematics.
Jerilynn Lepak and Taren Going
Teaching transparently about the process and goals can support students as they make and support mathematical claims.
Megan Holmstrom and Zachary Sweet
Problems to Ponder provides 28 varying, classroom-ready mathematics problems that collectively span PK–12, arranged in the order of the grade level. Answers to the problems are available online. Individuals are encouraged to submit a problem or a collection of problems directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. If published, the authors of problems will be acknowledged.
Noah Brown, Jonathan D. Bostic, Timothy Folger, Laura Folger, Tiara Hicks, and Shay Nafziger
Mathematics assessments should allow all students opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills as problem solvers. Looking at textbook word problems, we share a process for revising them using Universal Design for Learning.
Paula Beardell Krieg
This article presents an example of discovering an idea through creative play. After some trial and error, I drew a wonderful image, which I later learned was a two-dimensional view of a four-dimensional shape called tesseract.
Leah Z. Owens and Brandie E. Waid
Ear to the Ground features voices from several corners of the mathematics education world.
Design projects to encourage your students’ self-efficacy and motivate mathematics learning by helping them apply their prior knowledge from real-world experiences.
Nicole L. Fonger
This department provides a space for current and past PK–12 teachers of mathematics to connect with other teachers of mathematics through their stories that lend personal and professional support.
Draw on two simulations to introduce compound events and help your class make connections between experimental and theoretical probabilities.