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.
S. Asli Özgün-Koca, Kelly Hagan, Rebecca Robichaux-Davis, and Jennifer M. Bay-Williams
Gina Kling and Jennifer M. Bay-Williams
Basic fact fluency has always been of interest to elementary school teachers and is particularly relevant because a wide variety of supplementary materials of varying quality exist for this topic. This article unpacks eight common unproductive practices with basic facts instruction and assessment.
S. Leigh Nataro
Ear to the Ground features voices from several corners of the mathematics education world.
Erin Smith, Jo Hawkins-Jones, Shelby Cooley, and R. Alex Smith
Teachers can use shared story reading with interdisciplinary lessons to simultaneously advance students’ mathematics, literacy, and social-emotional competencies. In this article, we use the book, Two of Everything, to illustrate how this routine can be used in K–2 classrooms.
Deanna Pecaski McLennan
Amanda K. Riske, Catherine E. Cullicott, Amanda Mohammad Mirzaei, Amanda Jansen, and James Middleton
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.
Aaron Brakoniecki, Julie M. Amador, and David M. Glassmeyer
Tasks and materials that allow for different approaches can help teachers incorporate student reasoning and can promote connections across different mathematical ideas.
Using lesson study, a team of educators teaches a carefully designed unit on division with remainders to a class of third-grade students.
Karen S. Karp, Sarah B. Bush,, and Barbara J. Dougherty
Ear to the Ground features voices from various corners of the mathematics education world.
Excerpts from discussion threads on the online MyNCTM community