For the Love of Mathematics
Deanna Pecaski McLennan
Amanda K. Riske, Catherine E. Cullicott, Amanda Mohammad Mirzaei, Amanda Jansen, and James Middleton
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.
Erell Germia and Nicole Panorkou
We present a Scratch task we designed and implemented for teaching and learning coordinates in a dynamic and engaging way. We use the 5Es framework to describe the students' interactions with the task and offer suggestions of how other teachers may adopt it to successfully implement Scratch tasks.
Using technology to solve triangle construction problems, students apply their knowledge of points of concurrency, coordinate geometry, and transformational geometry.
John H. Lamb
Vector properties and the birds' frictionless environment help students understand the mathematics behind the game.
S. Asli Özgün-Koca, Michael Todd Edwards, and Michael Meagher
The Spaghetti Sine Curves activity, which uses GeoGebra applets to enhance student learning, illustrates how technology supports effective use of physical materials.
Margaret cibes, James Greenwood, and G. Patrick Vennebush
Students analyze items from the media to answer mathematical questions related to the items. This month's clips are from an ad for HDTVs, which involves trigonometry and calculus, and from a sportscast, which involves probability and the binomial distribution.
Readers comment on published articles or offer their own ideas.
Chalk Talk and Claim-Support-Question are two routines for developing students' ability to use multiple representations and encouraging classroom discussion.
Kasi C. Allen
A compelling contest motivates students and makes mathematics and STEM relevant.