Three approaches to the Doughnut task highlight how representing functions in multiple ways can support student understanding in interpreting key features of functions within a context.
F. Paul Wonsavage
Emiliano Gómez, Risa A. Wolfson, and Introduction by: Trena L. Wilkerson
When implementing this task, you see multiple effective teaching practices at play (
Nina G. Bailey, Demet Yalman Ozen, Jennifer N. Lovett, Allison W. McCulloch, and Charity Cayton
Three different technological activities to explore parameters of quadratic functions each has its own pros and cons.
Thomas Edwards, S. Asli Özgün-Koca, and Kenneth Chelst
A quadratic equation was the basis for activities involving both concrete and technological representations.
Christine Taylor and Jean S. Lee
We implemented a STEM task that highlights the engineering cycle and engages students in productive struggle. Students problem solved in productive ways and saw tangible benefits of revising their work to achieve mathematical goals.
Danielle R. Divis and Tyler Johnson
This practitioner article describes a lesson carried out in a high school classroom at the conclusion of a unit on exponential growth. Two teachers use a series of music-related activities to engage students in using and connecting multiple representations of exponential growth while exploring musical frequencies on a piano.
Angela Just and Jennifer D. Cribbs
The authors outline the importance of using variety when teaching mathematics.
Karen S. Karp, Sarah B. Bush,, and Barbara J. Dougherty
Ear to the Ground features voices from various corners of the mathematics education world.
Nina G. Bailey, Samuel D. Reed, Kristen Fye, Allison W. McCulloch,, and Jennifer N. Lovett
Dynamic representations situated within a “Which One Doesn’t Belong?” routine can extend students’ exploration of functions and can enable a focus on the variant and invariant characteristics of mathematical objects.
Micah S. Stohlmann
An escape room can be a great way for students to apply and practice mathematics they have learned. This article describes the development and implementation of a mathematical escape room with important principles to incorporate in escape rooms to help students persevere in problem solving.