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ERIC Number: EJ1083863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Stacking Cans: Abstracting from Computation
Roy, George J.; Safi, Farshid; Graul, LuAnn
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v21 n5 p272-278 Dec 2015
As current mathematics standards, such as the Common Core, are being implemented throughout the United States, it has become evident that teachers need support to enact the tenets of those standards. To help in this endeavor, this article was published as a guideline to emphasize to mathematics education stakeholders that "effective teaching is the nonnegotiablecore to ensure that all students learn mathematics" (Brahier, Leinwand, and Huinker 2014, p. 656). This article provides a framework outlining research-informed mathematics teaching practices to promote students' mathematical reasoning and problem solving (NCTM 2014). Consistent with the aforementioned points, the goal of this article is to describe an algebraic task that illustrates the connections between Principles to Actions and current mathematics standards. By integrating tasks that promote problem solving and mathematical sense making, middle school teachers have the potential to captivate their students and engage them in fruitful mathematical experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A