In this paper we illustrate how a task has the potential to provide students rich explorations in algebraic reasoning by thoughtfully connecting number concepts to corresponding conceptual underpinnings.
George J. Roy, Jessica S. Allen, and Kelly Thacker
Gabriel Matney, Julia Porcella, and Shannon Gladieux
This article shares the importance of giving K-12 students opportunities to develop spatial sense. We explain how we designed Quick Blocks as an activity to engage our students in both spatial reasoning and number sense. Several examples of students thinking are shared as well as a classroom dialogue.
Amy F. Hillen and LuAnn Malik
A card-sorting task can help students extend their understanding of functions and functional relationships.
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.
Stacy L. Reeder and George E. Abshire
Meaningful discourse occurs when tasks are chosen carefully and when the teacher steps back and allows students to move to the forefront of their own learning.