A new classroom-tested lesson was designed to engage students in the joy of mathematical inquiry through a game, while building number sense, understanding of uncertainty, statistical reasoning, and discourse skills.
Josephine Derrick, Joe Champion, and Ramey Uriarte
Paula Beardell Krieg
An artist uses graphic tools and circles to illuminate the illusive concept of the golden ratio.
Stephanie Casey and Andrew Ross
There is a lack of teacher education materials that develop equity literacy in content courses for preservice secondary mathematics teachers. In response, we created teacher education curriculum materials for introductory statistics that include an integrated focus on developing equity literacy and critical statistical literacy.
In this article, we provide an overview of our materials’ design along with a detailed look at one activity regarding racial demographics and tracking in high school STEM courses. We present evidence regarding the positive impact of these materials on the teacher candidates’ competency, value, and likelihood of applying their equity literacy and critical statistical literacy. Implications for mathematics teacher educators working to develop equity literacy together with content knowledge are discussed.
Textbooks and state standards typically have more content than can reasonably be covered for proficiency in most classrooms. Here is a project that gives students a crucial tool for making sense of today’s world.
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.
Ken Keech, Betty Routhouska, and Nicole L. Fonger
Two high school algebra teachers and their students focused on examining population trends affected by the creation of a highway though a thriving African American community.
Alisan Boes, Duane C. Boes, and Nichola Hillis
We explore the statistical likelihood of one, or more, siblings in a family of nine surviving to 100 years of age.
Joshua David Jones
To be literate in a society where the information shared online is often exploited, learners should be exposed to multiple aspects of contemporary predictive modeling. Explore a lesson in which students learned an algorithm used in practice to automate the process of making recommendations.
Inspired by epidemic curves, this class developed a spreadsheet model of an epidemic to compare outcomes with and without protective measures.
Bar graphs are fundamental to display distributions of categorical variables in primary school. Here is an approach using TinkerPlots™ to create bar graphs on different representation levels in small and large data sets.