Mathematics education can be positioned as fertile ground for societal change. This article deconstructs the complex work of supporting students’ positive mathematical identities by introducing pedagogical fluency to embody equitable beliefs and practices.
Lybrya Kebreab, Sarah B. Bush, and Christa Jackson
In this article, I propose a mathematical version of Universal Design for Learning called UDL Math. I describe three classrooms that include students with disabilities in meaningful mathematics and explore how the teachers create access through multiple means of engagement, representation, and strategic action.
Amanda K. Riske, Catherine E. Cullicott, Amanda Mohammad Mirzaei, Amanda Jansen, and James Middleton
We introduce the Into Math Graph tool, which students use to graph how “into" mathematics they are over time. Using this tool can help teachers foster conversations with students and design experiences that focus on engagement from the student’s perspective.
Ear to the Ground features voices from various corners of the mathematics education world.
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.
An analysis of problems from state assessments and other sources helps preservice teachers discover analogous mathematical representations.
Lisa A. Dieker, Michelle Stephan, and Jennifer Smith
A conceptual framework can show a general education and a special education teacher how to team teach so that a range of students can learn together in today's classroom.
William C. Zahner
Principles for using groups in linguistically diverse classrooms are illustrated with a task about measurement and proportionality.
Kelly Cline, Jean McGivney-Burelle, and Holly Zullo
Voting in the classroom can engage students and promote discussion. All you need is a good set of questions.
Lawrence O. Cannon
The article contains classroom enrichment suggestions related to Pythagorean triples. Topics discussed for student exploration can be adapted for any level from early algebra through early college.