Any ability grouping in mathematics education is an inequitable structure that perpetuates privilege for a few and marginality for others. Ability grouping practices often occur with good intentions; we want to understand children’s learning needs and then tailor the content,
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Courtney Fox and Anna DeJarnette
This full unit in trigonometry introduces the world water crisis. Students engage in real-world problem-solving activities that access 21st-century skills while learning mathematics.
Using question 28 from the May Problems to Ponder in volume 114, the author and her seventh- and eighth-grade students launched into a discussion of creativity, linearity, piecewise, and recursive definitions of functions. This pattern to ponder provided rich mathematical opportunities for all students in my middle school classroom.
For the Love of Mathematics
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