An innovative program addresses the digital divide with short, engaging videos modeling mathematic activities sent to families through a free mobile app.
Sabrina De Los Santos Rodríguez, Audrey Martínez-Gudapakkam, and Judy Storeygard
Deanna Pecaski McLennan
Crystal Kalinec-Craig, Emily P. Bonner, and Traci Kelley
This article describes an innovation in an elementary mathematics education course called SEE Math (Support and Enrichment Experiences in Mathematics), which aims to support teacher candidates (TCs) as they learn to teach mathematics through problem solving while promoting equity during multiple experiences with a child. During this 8-week program, TCs craft and implement tasks that promote problem solving in the context of a case study of a child’s thinking while collecting and analyzing student data to support future instructional decisions. The program culminates in a mock parent–teacher conference. Data samples show how SEE Math offers TCs an opportunity to focus on the nuances of children’s strengths rather than traditional measures of achievement and skill.
Esther M. H. Billings and Barbara A. Swartz
Providing students the autonomy and choice to learn when productive struggle becomes unproductive is a core teaching belief in the author’s classroom. This article tells the story of one student’s ability to know and express when his frustration was too great and how he chose to walk away from his work and return the next day.
Early childhood practitioners consider practical strategies to innovate mathematics through cultural responsiveness and funds of knowledge.
J. Jeremy Winters, Kristin E. Winters,, and Dovie L. Kimmins
Use robots and coding to engage K–2 students with specific mathematics standards.
Beth L. MacDonald, Diana L. Moss,, and Jessica H. Hunt
In this article, we explore how playing with dominoes not only requires students to count but also to subitize when constructing number and operations.
Katherine Baker, Naomi A. Jessup, Victoria R. Jacobs, Susan B. Empson, and Joan Case
Productive struggle is an essential part of mathematics instruction that promotes learning with deep understanding. A video scenario is used to provide a glimpse of productive struggle in action and to showcase its characteristics for both students and teachers. Suggestions for supporting productive struggle are provided.