Off You Go is a PK–12 mathematical routine that leverages children’s home resources and assets to support them in developing conceptual precision. We provide a guide for how to adapt this routine to engage students at any grade in argumentation and attending to precision.
Jen Munson, Geetha Lakshminarayanan, and Thomas J. Rodney
This article describes how visual representations can help develop students’ reasoning and proof skills.
Ear to the Ground features voices from several corners of the mathematics education world.
This department provides a space for current and past PK–12 teachers of mathematics to connect with other teachers of mathematics through their stories that lend personal and professional support.
We can be catalysts for change in mathematics classrooms. One example shared, hopefully many more are inspired by these words.
Diane Torres-Velasquez, Gilberto Lobo, Introduction by: Sarah Parker, Rebecca MeCaskey, and Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis
From the Archives highlights articles from NCTM’s legacy journals, previously discussed by the MTLT Journal Club.
Kevin Voogt and Kristen Bieda
This article explores one novice mathematics teacher educator’s initial use of the Mathematical Quality in Planning Protocol, an innovative tool that was developed to assist in providing feedback on the mathematical quality of novice mathematics teachers’ lesson plans. The protocol was devised to help mathematics teacher educators bridge the gap between prospective teachers’ mathematical content knowledge and their mathematical content knowledge for teaching. Results of our analysis on an initial use of the protocol point to its potential as a tool to help mathematics teacher educators direct their feedback from being overly focused on the pedagogical aspects of the lesson (e.g., timing, planned activities) to the mathematical content prospective teachers are attempting to teach (e.g., anticipated student solutions, problem-solving strategies).
Gavin Cunningham and Siddhi Desai
We share how engaging in the mathematical process of 3D printing captured and elevated our interest in discovering the wonder, joy, and beauty of mathematics in the world around us.
Justin Johns and Chris Harrow
Problems to Ponder provides 28 varying, classroom-ready mathematics problems that collectively span PK–12, arranged in the order of the grade level. Answers to the problems are available online. Individuals are encouraged to submit a problem or a collection of problems directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. If published, the authors of problems will be acknowledged.
Ear to the Ground features voices from serveral corners of the mathematics education world.