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Actuarial Foundation, 2013

"Setting the Stage with Geometry" is a new math program aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards that is designed to help students in grades 6-8 build and reinforce basic geometry skills for measuring 2D and 3D shapes. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation, this program seeks to provide skill-building math…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Class Activities, Mathematics Activities

Safi, Farshid; Desai, Siddhi – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2017

"Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All" (NCTM 2014) gives teachers access to an insightful, research-informed framework that outlines ways to promote reasoning and sense making. Specifically, as students transition on their mathematical journey through middle school and beyond, their knowledge and use of…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Middle School Students, Algebra, Arithmetic

Prasad, Priya V. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2016

How can we, as teachers, encourage students to move from drawing geometric objects to constructing them and thereby build their mathematical reasoning skills? One way to encourage students to construct instead of draw shapes and to help students develop more robust understandings of geometric relationships and constructions is to use interactive…

Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Mathematics, Mathematics Education

Roberts, Sally K.; Borum, Viveka O. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2012

Students often view mathematics as a set of unrelated facts and procedures and fail to make the connections between and among related topics. One role of a teacher is to help students understand that mathematics is an interrelated discipline. Another role is to assist students in the scaffolding of their knowledge so that they can make connections…

Descriptors: State Standards, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools

Mohr, Doris, Ed.; Walcott, Crystal, Ed.; Kloosterman, Peter, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2019

"Mathematical Thinking: From Assessment Items to Challenging Tasks" is a compilation of 36 problem-based lessons that encourage students to engage in productive struggle and deep thinking. Its 36 full-length lessons for grades 2-8 are each inspired by an actual test item from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).…

Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Test Items, Elementary School Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics