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White, D.; Sullivan, E. – PRIMUS, 2018

Teaching teachers to participate in mathematical inquiry has the potential to both transform belief systems about mathematics and to transform teachers from consumers of mathematics to producers of mathematics. The focus of this paper is to describe the use of a problem, based on a non-traditional binary operation, to encourage and teach…

Descriptors: Inquiry, Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving

Walter, Hope A. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2018

Discourse in mathematics classrooms has been at the forefront of mathematics reform for years. Of the eight NCTM Mathematics Teaching Practices, four relate specifically to the use of discussion, questioning, and the analysis of student thinking that is based on discourse. As an answer to the demand for discourse within many mathematics classroom,…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Communication, Learner Engagement, Academic Discourse

Dibbs, Rebecca; Beach, Janessa; Rios, Daniel – Mathematics Teacher, 2018

Rich mathematical modeling activities are crucial to giving students agency and making mathematics meaningful. Proportional reasoning and transitional algebraic reasoning are the primary topics in the prealgebra curriculum, so a need exists for meaningful modeling activities using proportional reasoning in addition to geometric modeling. In…

Descriptors: High School Freshmen, Grade 9, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Activities

Shin, Dongjo; Smith, Ryan C.; Kim, Somin – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2018

Use a framework to evaluate a tool: Is it mathematically sound? Does it offer opportunities for student engagement with little distraction? Will it afford students the chance to develop their own ideas? This article provides a framework that teachers can use to evaluate technological tools. The authors evaluate two examples that are designed to…

Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools

Sammons, Laney – ASCD, 2018

Students learning math are expected to do more than just solve problems; they must also be able to demonstrate their thinking and share their ideas, both orally and in writing. As many classroom teachers have discovered, these can be challenging tasks for students. The good news is, mathematical communication can be taught and mastered. In…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Thinking Skills, Communication Strategies

Bouck, Emily C.; Working, Christopher; Bone, Erin – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2018

Understanding mathematical concepts is important for all students, although often challenging for many students with disabilities. Historically, educators have used concrete manipulatives to support and build conceptual understanding. Mobile devices provide a valuable option to support students with disabilities in mathematics through app-based…

Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Manipulative Materials, Disabilities, Mathematics Instruction

Popelka, Susan R.; Langlois, Joshua – Mathematics Teacher, 2018

"Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions" is an 1884 novella written by English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott. He describes what it would be like to live in a two-dimensional (2D) world--Flatland. It is fascinating reading that underscores the challenge of teaching three-dimensional (3D) mathematics using 2D tools. Real-world applications of…

Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Calculus, Computer Uses in Education

Kwan, Ann H.; Mobli, Mehdi; Schirra, Horst J.; Wilson, Jennifer C.; Jones, Oliver A. H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019

Magnetic resonance is a powerful technology that has had a major impact across the physical, life, and medical sciences, from chemistry to medical imaging, with ever-expanding applications in new areas as diverse as mining and food science. It is, however, also a difficult subject to teach, as the theory is complex and requires some familiarity…

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, College Science, College Faculty, Video Technology

Nieto, Sonia; López, Alicia – Teachers College Press, 2019

A must read for new teachers and seasoned practitioners, this unique book presents Sonia Nieto and Alicia López, mother and daughter writing about the trajectories, vision, and values that brought them to teaching, including the ups and downs they have experienced and the reasons why they have stubbornly remained in one of the oldest, most…

Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers

Eddy, Colleen M.; Pratt, Sarah S.; Green, Cheyenne N. – Mathematics Teacher, 2018

Have you ever considered how technology could facilitate reasoning and sense making of systems of linear inequalities? In this article, the authors share how to use Google® Maps® and Desmos to achieve this and provide students with opportunities to access mathematics as they build a more formalized understanding. Using an inquiry-based approach,…

Descriptors: Maps, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Inquiry

DiVito, Arthur N. – Mathematics Teacher, 2018

Mathematics has been taught throughout history without much more than a straightedge, a compass, and an abacus. So there is little question that all the major concepts of mathematics can be delivered without the aid of modern technology. But clearly, just the time-saving aspect of using technology can greatly enhance the art of teaching. In this…

Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Software

Parks, Amy Noelle; Wakabayashi, Tomoko; Hardin, Beth – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2018

In many prekindergarten classes, children begin the day by singing a song as part of their opening routine. In reflecting on opening routines in public prekindergarten classrooms across Michigan, the authors have been struck by how often small changes in teachers' routines or materials could enrich the mathematical engagement of children. The goal…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Teaching Methods

de Voogt, Alex; Rougetet, Lisa; Epstein, Nathan – Mathematics Teacher, 2018

Some research has suggested the use of mancala games in mathematics education. The immediate concepts associated with playing mancala games have been limited to counting as well as addition and subtraction, so the potential of mancala has remained limited to primary school education. This proposed adaptation of a mancala game allows for teaching…

Descriptors: Educational Games, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, High Schools

Petrosino, Anthony J.; Mann, Michele J. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2018

Although data modeling, the employment of statistical reasoning for the purpose of investigating questions about the world, is central to both mathematics and science, it is rarely emphasized in K-16 instruction. The current work focuses on developing thinking about data modeling with undergraduates in general and preservice teachers in…

Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Preservice Teachers, Mathematical Models, Data

Teaching Note--Popular Science Writing in a Social Work Program: From an Idea to a Student Anthology

Larsson, Per Olof; Högberg, Håkan; Lundälv, Jörgen – Journal of Social Work Education, 2018

The purpose of this article is to describe how students, as part of their education, published course papers in an anthology. Over a period of 2.5 years, we followed students in an undergraduate social work program. The course, which focused on long-term illnesses and the functional barriers people with disabilities face in society, ended with a…

Descriptors: Social Work, Professional Education, Anthologies, Undergraduate Students

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