From the Archives highlights articles from NCTM’s legacy journals, as chosen by leaders in mathematics education.
Wendy S. Bray, Luz A. Maldonado, and Introduction by: Desiree Y. Harrison
Lateefah Id-Deen, Rachelle Ebanks, and Michelle Cirillo
Reflect individually and collectively on professional learning that inspires positive change in supporting Black students’ mathematical success.
Michelle T. Chamberlin and Robert A. Powers
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.
Show your students how useful mathematics can be in real-world applications.
F. Paul Wonsavage
Three approaches to the Doughnut task highlight how representing functions in multiple ways can support student understanding in interpreting key features of functions within a context.
This article describes how fortuitous mathematical moments should be noticed, encouraged, embraced, and capitalized upon.
Elizabeth G. Arnold, Elizabeth A. Burroughs, Mary Alice Carlson, Elizabeth W. Fulton, and Megan H. Wickstrom
Ear to the Ground features voices from several corners of the mathematics education world.
Patricio Herbst, Daniel Chazan, Sandra Crespo, Percival G. Matthews, and Erin K. Lichtenstein
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Justin Gregory Johns, Chris Harrow, and Peter Nikolai
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.
Mollee C. Shultz
This article addresses why instructors choose to not use inquiry-oriented instructional practices (IO-IPs) even if they believe the practices are beneficial. A national sample of undergraduate mathematics instructors (N = 269) responded to questionnaires on their use of IO-IPs, beliefs on student learning, and recognition of professional obligations—their responsibilities toward various stakeholders including the individual student, mathematics as a discipline, the institution, and society (). Structural equation modeling indicates that learner-focused beliefs often predict the use of IO-IPs, but that recognition of some professional obligations can work in opposition to those beliefs. Future work advocating for instructional change could use this framework to provide instructors with resources that leverage their existing priorities.