This hands-on task, featuring differentiation and open-ended learning, sets up students to discover area models for themselves. Organized around NCTM’s eight teaching practices from Principles to Actions, this article describes the task’s setup and implementation.
Corinne Thatcher Day
I have developed a deep appreciation for and love of mathematics by using famous works of art as a bridge to energize my mathematics teaching and inspire my students.
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.
S. Asli Özgün-Koca, Kelly Hagan, Rebecca Robichaux-Davis, and Jennifer M. Bay-Williams
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.
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.
Katherine Baker, Scott A. Morrison, and Alyssa Herrmann
This article features a third-grade multiplication exploration that integrates materials from nature and outside spaces. Teaching and learning mathematics with and in nature foster connections—mathematical, interpersonal, and with the natural world.
Molly Rawding and Steve Ingrassia
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If published, the authors of problems will be acknowledged.
Allyson Hallman-Thrasher, Susanne Strachota, and Jennifer Thompson
Teachers can use a pattern task to promote and foster generalizing in the mathematics classroom, presenting opportunities to build on students’ thinking and extending ideas to new contexts.
Douglas H. Clements and Introduction by: Carol Matsumoto
From the Archives highlights articles from NCTM’s legacy journals, as chosen by leaders in mathematics education.
Jennifer Ward and Victoria Damjanovic
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.