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Hernández, Maria L.; Levy, Rachel; Felton-Koestler, Mathew D.; Zbiek, Rose Mary – Mathematics Teacher, 2016

In 2015, mathematics leaders and instructors from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (COMAP), with input from NCTM, came together to write the "Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Mathematical Modeling Education" (GAIMME) report as a resource for…

Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers

Francisco, John M.; Maher, Carolyn A. – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2011

There is a documented need for more opportunities for teachers to learn about students' mathematical reasoning. This article reports on the experiences of a group of elementary and middle school mathematics teachers who participated as interns in an after-school, classroom-based research project on the development of mathematical ideas involving…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Logic, After School Programs

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017

When it comes to mathematics, standards aligned is achievement aligned… In the short time since "The Common Core Mathematics Companions" for grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 burst on the scene, they have been lauded as the best resources for making critical mathematics ideas easy to teach. With this brand-new volume, high school mathematics…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards, High Schools

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

Galluzzo, Benjamin J.; McGivney-Burelle, Jean; Wagstrom, Rikki B. – Mathematics Teacher, 2016

Human beings are having a profound impact on the environment. The opportunity to investigate this timely issue during one or two class periods gives algebra and precalculus students insight into a sustainability topic of great international concern--carbon footprints. Students use mathematical thinking in matters that are pertinent to their…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Mathematical Logic, Relevance (Education)

Mulcahy, Candace A.; Krezmien, Michael; Maccini, Paula – Preventing School Failure, 2014

While the Common Core State Standards and state learning standards guide teachers in what mathematical content knowledge should be addressed as well as the processes and proficiencies necessary for developing mathematical competence, several student- and teacher-related factors may hinder student access to the general education curriculum for…

Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Behavior Disorders

Marzocchi, Alison S. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016

This article suggests that logic puzzles, such as the well-known Tower of Hanoi puzzle, can be used to introduce computer science concepts to mathematics students of all ages. Mathematics teachers introduce their students to computer science concepts that are enacted spontaneously and subconsciously throughout the solution to the Tower of Hanoi…

Descriptors: Puzzles, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Computer Science

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

Bush, Sarah B.; Gibbons, Katie; Karp, Karen S.; Dillon, Fred – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2015

The phenomenon of outbreaks of dangerous diseases is both intriguing to students and of mathematical significance, which is exactly why the authors engaged eighth graders in an introductory activity on the growth that occurs as an epidemic spreads. Various contexts can set the stage for such an exploration. Reading adolescent literature like…

Descriptors: Diseases, Public Health, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction

Raje, Sonali; Krach, Michael; Kaplan, Gail – Mathematics Teacher, 2013

Concepts in mathematics are often universally applicable to other fields. A critical aspect for success in high school or college is the ability to transfer content knowledge from one discipline to another. This is especially true for material learned in the sciences and mathematics. Several studies have suggested that strong mathematical skills…

Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Problem Solving

Hilton, Annette; Hilton, Geoff – Teaching Science, 2016

In many scientific contexts, students need to be able to use mathematical knowledge in order to engage in scientific reasoning and problem-solving, and their understanding of scientific concepts relies heavily on their ability to understand and use mathematics in often new or unfamiliar contexts. Not only do science students need high levels of…

Descriptors: Science Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Mathematical Concepts, Problem Solving

Zelkowski, Jeremy S. – Mathematics Teacher, 2013

Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000) states, "Technology is essential in teaching and learning mathematics; it influences the mathematics that is taught and enhances students' learning." The focus on reasoning and sense making with technology in the lesson presented in this article will enable students to do more…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Technology, Mathematical Concepts, Teaching Methods

Winsor, Matthew S. – Mathematics Teacher, 2007

In this article, the author describes how he created an approach that he terms "Mathematics as a Second Language" (MSL) for teaching ELL students mathematics. The main components of MSL are vocabulary activities, journals, group work, and projects. He used MSL to teach prealgebra to ELL students, as well as to native English speakers, for two…

Descriptors: Action Research, Mathematics Instruction, Limited English Speaking, English (Second Language)

Harel, Guershon; Fuller, Evan; Rabin, Jeffrey M. – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2008

Non-attendance to meaning by students is a prevalent phenomenon in school mathematics. Our goal is to investigate features of instruction that might account for this phenomenon. Drawing on a case study of two high school algebra teachers, we cite episodes from the classroom to illustrate particular teaching actions that de-emphasize meaning. We…

Descriptors: Symbols (Mathematics), Algebra, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction

Martins, Ana Margarida; Vera-Licona, Paola; Laubenbacher, Reinhard – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2008

This article describes a mathematical biology workshop given to secondary school teachers of the Danville area in Virginia, USA. The goal of the workshop was to enable teams of teachers with biology and mathematics expertise to incorporate lesson plans in mathematical modelling into the curriculum. The biological focus of the activities is the…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Molecular Biology, Workshops, Secondary School Teachers