Anna Wan and Jessica Ivy
An activity connects the features of sinusoid curves to tangible manipulatives printed on a 3D printer.
Lara K. Dick, Allison W. McCulloch, and Jennifer N. Lovett
A framework to guide teacher noticing when students are working in technology-mediated learning environments.
How would students feel when learning through the use of mathematical modeling? On investigation, this article reveals that students felt better prepared for assessments, learned valuable life skills, and saw the relevance of mathematics to their lives outside of the classroom.
Christine Taylor and Jean S. Lee
We implemented a STEM task that highlights the engineering cycle and engages students in productive struggle. Students problem solved in productive ways and saw tangible benefits of revising their work to achieve mathematical goals.
Kelly Curtis, Katrina Lindo, and Amanda Jansen
When a ninth-grade teacher used discourse moves aligned with responding to students’ thinking and explicitly promoting productive dispositions, her students reported having positive experiences.
Rachel B. Snider
Examples are an essential part of mathematics teaching and learning, used on a daily basis to teach and practice content. Yet, selecting good examples for teaching is complex and challenging. This article presents ideas to consider when selecting examples, drawn from a research study with algebra 2 teachers.
Danielle R. Divis and Tyler Johnson
This practitioner article describes a lesson carried out in a high school classroom at the conclusion of a unit on exponential growth. Two teachers use a series of music-related activities to engage students in using and connecting multiple representations of exponential growth while exploring musical frequencies on a piano.
Angela Just and Jennifer D. Cribbs
The authors outline the importance of using variety when teaching mathematics.
Ear to the Ground features voices from various corners of the mathematics education world.