Using question 28 from the May Problems to Ponder in volume 114, the author and her seventh- and eighth-grade students launched into a discussion of creativity, linearity, piecewise, and recursive definitions of functions. This pattern to ponder provided rich mathematical opportunities for all students in my middle school classroom.
This manuscript describes my attitude and disposition toward mathematics at an early part in my educational career.
Mollie Siegel, Cathy Sinnen, and Penny Smits
Ear to the Ground features voices from several corners of the mathematics education world.
Miranda L. Sigmon, Kavin Ming, and Daniel Herring
Disciplinary literacy involves reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking in the context of specific disciplines. Word sorts are a way for students to acquire and examine vital features of mathematics vocabulary as they process and organize new content-specific ideas.
Rob Wieman, Lindsay Freedman, Paul Albright, Deb Nolen, and Jessica Onda
Four teachers and a teacher educator move from guided notes to strings in a series of problems that support students in increased engagement, reasoning, sense making, and problem solving.
Lybrya Kebreab, Sarah B. Bush, and Christa Jackson
Mathematics education can be positioned as fertile ground for societal change. This article deconstructs the complex work of supporting students’ positive mathematical identities by introducing pedagogical fluency to embody equitable beliefs and practices.
Teachers’ positioning can affect multilingual learners’ participation, identity, and mathematical success. Learn what positioning is and how to productively position multilingual learners in your classroom.
Jon R. Star, Soobin Jeon, Rebecca Comeford, Patricia Clark, Bethany Rittle-Johnson, and Kelley Durkin
CDMS is a routine that allows teachers to organize instruction around students’ mathematical discussions and multiple problem-solving methods.
Min Wang, Candace Walkington, and Koshi Dhingra
An example of an after-school club activity gives educators some tools and suggestions to implement such an approach in their schools.