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Izard, Blair – Mathematics Teacher, 2018
Imagine a math classroom that recognizes the power of mathematics and uses it as a tool to understand the world so that the mathematics can enjoin a larger conversation. What is it like to live on a minimum wage? How is wealth distributed throughout the country or world? When will a country first experience a shortage of food? Mathematics…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Models
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Shriver, Janet; Willard, Teri; McDaniel, Mandy – Mathematics Teacher, 2017
In the set of fractal activities described in this article, students will accomplish much more than just creating a fun set of cards that simply resemble an art project. Goals of this activity, designed for an algebra 1 class, are to encourage students to generate data, look for and analyze patterns, and create their own models--all from a set of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Learning Activities, Algebra, Models
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Gunter, Devon – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
It is no easy feat to engage young people with abstract material as well as push them to greater depths of understanding. Add in the extra pressures of curriculum expectations and standards and the problem is exacerbated. Projects designed around standards and having multiple entry points clearly offer students the best opportunity to engage with…
Descriptors: Algebra, Calculus, Student Projects, Motion
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Özgün-Koca, S. Asli – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
The Common Core State Standards (CCSSI 2010) and NCTM's (2014) "Principles to Actions" agree that "for meaningful learning of mathematics, tools and technology must be indispensable features of the classroom . . . that support students in exploring mathematics as well as in making sense of concepts and procedures and engaging in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Mathematical Concepts