Growing Problem Solvers provides four original, related, classroom-ready mathematical tasks, one for each grade band. Together, these tasks illustrate the trajectory of learners’ growth as problem solvers across their years of school mathematics.
Robert Powers, Michelle Chamberlin, and William Dutmer
Carrie Plank and Sarah Roller Dyess
Use these three strategies to support student perseverance and discourse about context.
Amanda L. Cullen
Any ability grouping in mathematics education is an inequitable structure that perpetuates privilege for a few and marginality for others. Ability grouping practices often occur with good intentions; we want to understand children’s learning needs and then tailor the content,
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.
Young adult literature can be used in secondary mathematics classrooms as a tool for students to develop and explore their own mathematical questions.
Chris Harrow and Justin Gregory Johns
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 email@example.com. If published, the authors of problems will be acknowledged.
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.
José N. Contreras
Design projects to encourage your students’ self-efficacy and motivate mathematics learning by helping them apply their prior knowledge from real-world experiences.
Jenna R. O’Dell, Cynthia W. Langrall, and Amanda L. Cullen
An unsolved problem gets elementary and middle school students thinking and doing mathematics like mathematicians.