A cartoon that explores odds and probabilities related to baseball is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.
A cartoon involving one lone messy desk and probabilities is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.
letters from our readers
A reader responds to “Putting the Right Spin on Student Work” from the November 2010 issue.
Carlos A. Mejía Colindres and Stephanie Peters
Eighth graders had a misconception regarding the concepts of impossibility and certainty as they considered the chances of obtaining a particular color when an atypical two-color spinner was in play.
Student understanding of null-hypothesis testing can be improved by using a provocative question from a puzzle book.
Vivian Lim, Laurie Rubel, Lauren Shookhoff, Mathew Sullivan, and Sarah Williams
Take a chance on introducing the mathematics of the lottery. It will further an understanding of not only probability, combinatorics, large and small numbers, and data analyses but also social justice.
big solutions to little problems
Students' thinking is discussed, and the procedures used with problem solving are explored.
Christa Jackson, Cynthia Taylor, and Kelley Buchheister
Incorporating math games into the classroom will help your students become motivated problem solvers.
Nicole R. Rigelman
Take a page from the humanities and have your students investigate mathematics in writing.
Jill A. Cochran
An outdoor context can reel in two important mathematical ideas and catch students' misconceptions in the process.