Take a page from the humanities and have your students investigate mathematics in writing.
Nicole R. Rigelman
when will I ever use this?
Calculating a half-life, the approximate time it takes for the body to remove one-half the active ingredient in a medicine, provides the real-life tie-in to this activity.
when will I ever use this
Calculating tolls based on miles traveled provides the real-life tie-in to this activity involving rates.
Kara J. Jackson, Emily C. Shahan, Lynsey K. Gibbons, and Paul A. Cobb
Consider four important elements of setting up challenging mathematics problems to support all students' learning.
a good idea in a small package
Greisy Winicki-Landman and Christine Latulippe
Posters, commonly employed for decoration, can be used to introduce and practice new concepts and help assess student learning.
Jeffrey M. Choppin, Carolyn B. Clancy, and Scott J. Koch
Allowing students to reason and communicate about integer operations, or any idea, before these ideas are formalized can be an important tool for fostering deep understanding.
Ann C. McCoy, Rita H. Barger, Joann Barnett, and Emily Combs
While filling vases with water and observing volume and height relationships, students learn the fundamentals of functions.