We introduce the Into Math Graph tool, which students use to graph how “into" mathematics they are over time. Using this tool can help teachers foster conversations with students and design experiences that focus on engagement from the student’s perspective.
Amanda K. Riske, Catherine E. Cullicott, Amanda Mohammad Mirzaei, Amanda Jansen, and James Middleton
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.
Erell Germia and Nicole Panorkou
We present a Scratch task we designed and implemented for teaching and learning coordinates in a dynamic and engaging way. We use the 5Es framework to describe the students' interactions with the task and offer suggestions of how other teachers may adopt it to successfully implement Scratch tasks.
Stephan Pelikan, Anna F. DeJarnete, and Stephen Phelps
A monthly set of problems is aimed at a variety of ability levels.
David A. Yopp and Jacob L. Ellsworth
Learn why generalizing is important but that overgeneralizing can be problematic.
E. Fanny Sosenke and Tala Councilman
A real-world problem about the cost of moving one's household from one city to another.
James Russo and Toby Russo
Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. These articles aim for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6. In this issue, teachers read the classic Dr. Seuss book The Sneetches and other stories with their class and get students to engage with these associated mathematical problems. The problems, many of which are open-ended or contain multiple solutions or solution pathways, cover a range of mathematical concepts.
Courtney Starling and Ian Whitacre
Introduce your students to a fun and innovative game to encourage precise communication
Frieda Parker and Vida Treviño
This activity engages students in a lesson about algebraic relationships concerning groupings of hamburgers and French fries, coupled with full-page activity sheets.
Erin Turner, Amanda T. Sugimoto, Kathleen Stoehr, and Erica Kurz
Research-based strategies are described for supporting students as they mathematize real-world scenarios and create inequalities to model situations and contexts from their own lives.