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.
Amanda K. Riske, Catherine E. Cullicott, Amanda Mohammad Mirzaei, Amanda Jansen, and James Middleton
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.
Janet Sharp and Rachael M. Welder
Students notoriously struggle with division of fractions in 5 key areas. Hear what those 5 areas are and how recommendations address the limitations.
Casey Hord and Samantha Marita
Support math conversations and teach students to approach various problem-solving tasks by encouraging the use of tables.
Elizabeth T. Walker and Jeffrey S. Molisani
Multiple entry points on the road to assessing students can tell teachers if students can do math and therefore apply math to real-world problems.
Emily G. Kuper and Patrick M. Kimani
Students engage in a fractions task involving 2/3 men and 3/5 women, and teachers analyze their thinking.
Rachel Lambert and Despina A. Stylianou
One middle school teacher developed classroom routines to make challenging questions accessible to all learners in her class.
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.
Cory A. Bennett
Address the needs of diverse learners with a class structure that is designed around a crime scene theme and based on student choice and perceptions of the math being studied.