For the Love of Mathematics
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.
The advent of dynamic geometry software has changed the way students draw, construct, and measure by using virtual tools instead of or along with physical tools. Use of technology in general and of dynamic geometry in particular has gained traction in mathematics education, as evidenced in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSI 2010).
When calculating the area of a trapezoid, students use a range of problem-solving strategies and measurement concepts.
Educating students—for life, not for tests—implies incorporating open-ended questions in your teaching to develop higher-order thinking.
The Spaghetti Sine Curves activity, which uses GeoGebra applets to enhance student learning, illustrates how technology supports effective use of physical materials.
Parallel geometry tasks with four levels of complexity involve students in writing and understanding proof.
A geometry course for teachers—easily adaptable to a high school geometry class—integrates technology, reasoning, communication, collaboration, reading, writing, and multiple representations.
Exploring even something as simple as a straight-line graph leads to various mathematical possibilities that students can uncover through their own questions.
Reasoning and Proof is one of the process standards set forth in NCTM's principles and standards for school mathematics (2000).