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Dharmadasa, Kumudini; Nakos, Anna; Bament, John; Edwards, Andy; Reeves, Howard – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2014

In this article, the contributing authors of the journal "Australian Mathematics Teacher" provide strategies and suggest access to resources for teachers to nurture mathematical talent in their classrooms and schools. There are suggestions for school districts and jurisdictions to engage teachers in professional learning to increase…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, School Districts, Faculty Development

Ponce, Gregorio A.; Tuba, Imre – Mathematics Teacher, 2015

New strategies can ignite teachers' imagination to create new lessons or adapt lessons created by others. In this article, the authors present the experience of an algebra teacher and his students solving linear and literal equations and explain how the use of ideas found in past NCTM journals helped bring this lesson to life. The…

Descriptors: Equations (Mathematics), Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching

Schifter, Deborah; Bastable, Virginia; Russell, Susan Jo – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016

The "Building a System of Tens Casebook" was developed as the key resource for participants' Developing Mathematical Ideas seminar experience. The thirty cases, written by teachers describing real situations and actual student thinking in their classrooms, provide the basis of each session's investigation of specific mathematical…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Seminars, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Mathematical Concepts

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

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

Bowers, Janet S.; Stephens, Becky – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2011

The technological revolution that has finally permeated K-12 education has direct implications for modern teacher educators whose "Hippocratic oath" is to best prepare future teachers for twenty-first-century classrooms. The goal of this article is to suggest that the heart of sound technological implementation is to encourage students to use…

Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Teacher Educators

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

Seeley, Cathy L. – ASCD, 2016

Cathy L. Seeley, former president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, turns the spotlight on administrative leaders who are seeking to improve their math programs, offering an overview of what an effective program looks like and examples of actions to take to achieve that goal. "Building a Math-Positive Culture" addresses…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Educational Improvement, Program Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education

Jones, Barbara; Tobiason, Glory; Chang, Sandy; Heritage, Margaret; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2015

This resource is part of a series produced by the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) to assist teachers and those who support teachers to plan teaching and learning from College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for all students, including students with disabilities, English learners, academically at-risk students, students…

Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Program Implementation, Guides

Berlin, Donna F., Ed.; White, Arthur L., Ed. – International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education (NJ3), 2010

The chapters in this book reflect the work of science and mathematics educators who have worked for many years at the international level. As members of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education, their work provides readers with issues, models, practices, and research results that have applicability and…

Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Research and Development, Mathematics Education

Tillema, Erik; Gatza, Andrew; Ulrich, Catherine – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2017

The number and algebra strand of the "Australian Curriculum: Mathematics" (2015) advocates for holding together the study of number and algebra across years K-8--a position that mathematics educators have endorsed in many countries. This recommendation along with the report "Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics"…

Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum, National Curriculum

Abramovich, Sergei – PRIMUS, 2009

This article reflects on the author's experience in teaching courses in mathematics content and methods in teacher preparation programs. It shows how technology-enhanced inquiry into a seemingly mundane task on situated addition found in a popular textbook for prospective elementary teachers, can reveal hidden properties of integers associated…

Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Hidden Curriculum, Teacher Education Curriculum

Son, Ji-Won; Crespo, Sandra – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2009

Recognizing meaning in students' mathematical ideas is challenging, especially when such ideas are different from standard mathematics. This study examined, through a teaching-scenario task, the reasoning and responses of prospective elementary and secondary teachers to a student's non-traditional strategy for dividing fractions. Six categories of…

Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Preservice Teachers, Arithmetic, Secondary School Teachers

Nickerson, Susan D.; Whitacre, Ian – Mathematical Thinking and Learning: An International Journal, 2010

Gravemeijer's (1999, 2004) construct of a "local instruction theory" suggests a means of offering teachers a framework of reference for designing and engaging students in a set of sequenced, exemplary instructional activities that support students' mathematical development for a focused concept. In this paper we offer a local instruction theory to…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Evaluation, Theories, Teaching Models