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Switzer, J. Matt – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2016
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM's) "Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All" outlines eight teaching practices for effective teaching and learning of mathematics (NCTM 2014). One of the teaching practices, "elicit and use evidence of student thinking," states, "Effective teaching of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Mathematical Logic
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Howse, Tashana D.; Howse, Mark E. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2014
Geometry is the branch of mathematics that addresses spatial sense and geometric reasoning. Students begin to understand geometry through direct interaction with their physical world. Because it is the study of the physical attributes of the environment, geometry has relevance for every student; the world becomes a big classroom. As students see,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Geometry, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Activities
Small, Marian – Teachers College Press, 2012
Expanded to include connections to Common Core State Standards, as well as National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards, this critically acclaimed book will help every teacher and coach to meet the challenges of differentiating mathematics instruction in the K-8 classroom. In this bestseller, math education expert Marian Small…
Descriptors: State Standards, Student Participation, Data Analysis, Mathematics Teachers
Small, Marian – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2009
Using differentiated instruction in the classroom can be a challenge, especially when teaching mathematics. This book cuts through the difficulties with two powerful and universal strategies that teachers can use across all math content: Open Questions and Parallel Tasks. Specific strategies and examples for grades Kindergarten - 8 are organized…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Probability, Geometry, Teachers
Jacobbe, Tim – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2008
According to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) (1989, 2000), students at all levels should be exposed to geometry and measurement topics. Standards documents have identified the importance of primary school students selecting appropriate units for measurements in one- and two-dimensional space (NCTM 1989, 2000). This paper…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Geometry, Measurement
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
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Minetola, Janice; Serr, Konnie; Nelson, Laureen – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2012
Teachers have the opportunity to capitalize on a vast array of real-world, two- and three-dimensional objects as they guide students in developing a conceptual understanding of geometric shapes. An important component of the NCTM Standards is to use teaching methodologies that engage children in making real-world connections to the mathematics…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Geometry, Geometric Concepts, Mathematics Instruction
Silver, Edward A., Ed.; Kenney, Patricia Ann, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015
This book's 28 chapters are adapted and updated from articles published in NCTM's "Journal for Research in Mathematics Education" between 2000 and 2010. The authors have rewritten and revised their work to make it clear, understandable, and--most of all--useful for mathematics teachers today. To help teachers even more, these articles…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Mathematics Education, Educational Research, Common Core State Standards
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Manouchehri, Azita; Enderson, Mary C.; Pugnucco, Lyle A. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 1998
Addresses some concerns about teaching and learning geometry by describing how The Geometer's Sketchpad software program allows for the implementation of many of the recommendations from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) in the mathematics classroom. Explains the types of activities that can be used with the software and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Elementary School Mathematics
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Rodrigue, Paulette R.; Robichaux, Rebecca R. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2010
Sorting shapes and solving riddles develop and advance children's geometric thinking and understanding while promoting mathematical communication, cooperative learning, and numerous representations. This article presents a brief summary of how children develop an understanding of the properties of geometric shapes as well as a description of the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cooperative Learning, Geometric Concepts, Geometry
Snyder, Vaughn; Stockard, James W., Jr. – 1997
This book contains activities designed to help teachers enrich the mathematical experiences of all children and reach toward fulfillment of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards. Chapters include: (1) "Prenumber, Number, Non-Number"; (2) "Place Value"; (3) "Addition, Subtraction"; (4)…
Descriptors: Algebra, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics
Chambers, Donald L.; And Others – 1986
This guide was written under the basic assumptions that the mathematics curriculum must continuously change and that mathematics is most effectively learned through a spiral approach. Further, it is assumed that the audience will be members of district mathematics curriculum committees. Instructional objectives have been organized to reveal the…
Descriptors: Algebra, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives
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Rowan, Thomas E. – Arithmetic Teacher, 1990
Discusses teaching geometric concepts, including various shapes, patterns, and areas based on the NCTM Standards. Presented are activities for the geometric concepts. (YP)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Geometric Concepts, Geometric Constructions
Masalski, William J., Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2005
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the teaching and learning of mathematics at all levels. This publication reports on overviews of research and findings on the impact of technology. It furnishes a context in which to observe teachers in prekindergarten through grade 12 and teacher educators using technology to help their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Activities, Young Children, Computer Software