Given the numbers and data at our fingertips in this digital age, mathematical and digital literacy skills are imperative when it comes to understanding natural and social phenomena and making good decisions. As teachers we are responsible for helping students make sense of this information
Sherri L. Martinie
Young adult literature can be used in secondary mathematics classrooms as a tool for students to develop and explore their own mathematical questions.
Erin Smith, Jo Hawkins-Jones, Shelby Cooley, and R. Alex Smith
Teachers can use shared story reading with interdisciplinary lessons to simultaneously advance students’ mathematics, literacy, and social-emotional competencies. In this article, we use the book, Two of Everything, to illustrate how this routine can be used in K–2 classrooms.
This poem starts with the question in the trunk of the tree, where we imagine that we are deciding to do or not to do something. Each level represents steps in making the decision, with the top indicating a resolution in the future. Phrases wander and change direction, leading to different results. How many paths to a resolution do you see?
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The Asked & Answered department shares excerpts from discussion threads on the online MyNCTM community. In this issue, featured threads highlight responses to members' questions related to mathematical depth in preschool, spiral review in the upper elementary grades, ideas for differentiation in middle school, and projects for high school algebra.
The Asked & Answered department shares excerpts from discussion threads on the online MyNCTM community. In this issue, featured threads highlight responses to members' questions regarding 1st grade number sense, multiplication and division of fractions, issues of definition and precision related to circles, and the value of rationalizing denominators.
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.
Nevin Iliev and Frank D'Angelo
Enable children of all backgrounds to move beyond their current knowledge base and make culturally relevant mathematical connections.
Clare V. Bell
First graders in an urban public school actively engage with math by using the story Bean Thirteen as a context for developing number sense.