Representing and recording student thinking in public spaces during mathematics discussions is challenging work. We share principles for recording student thinking in the moment and share an activity for improving your recording practice.
Nicole Garcia, Meghan Shaughnessy, and D’Anna Pynes
Emiliano Gómez, Risa A. Wolfson, and Introduction by: Trena L. Wilkerson
Michael Daiga and Shannon Driskell
The two provided activities are geared for students in middle school to facilitate and deepen their understanding of the arithmetic mean. Through these activities, students analyze visual representations and use a special type of statistical thinking called transnumerative thinking.
Angela Just and Jennifer D. Cribbs
The authors outline the importance of using variety when teaching mathematics.
Rui Kang, Sheri Johnson, Emily Lambert,, and Candi Davidson
Inspired by earlier articles on the classic drawing toy that targeted higher grade levels, the authors adopt and create activities that make Spirograph mathematics accessible to middle-grade learners.
Micah S. Stohlmann
An escape room can be a great way for students to apply and practice mathematics they have learned. This article describes the development and implementation of a mathematical escape room with important principles to incorporate in escape rooms to help students persevere in problem solving.