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Pilgrim, Mary E. – Mathematics Teacher, 2014

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) provide teachers with the expectations and requirements that are meant to prepare K-12 students for college and the workforce (CCSSI 2010b). The Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs) emphasize the development of skills and conceptual understanding for students to become proficient in…

Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Education, State Standards, Active Learning

Jones, Dustin L. – Mathematics Teacher, 2009

The author describes an activity where prospective mathematics teachers made hypotheses about the dimensions of a fair cylindrical die and conducted experiments with different cylinders. He also provides a model that estimates the probability that a cylinder would land on the lateral surface, depending on the height and diameter of the cylinder.…

Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Probability, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts