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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

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

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Swarthout, Mary – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2003

Presents the Shape Search problem to develop student visualization. Focuses attention on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Geometry Standard. (Author/NB)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Mathematics Activities

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

Small, Marian; Lin, Amy – Teachers College Press, 2010

Teachers know that Differentiated Instruction (DI) helps all students to learn. Yet DI challenges teachers, and nowhere more than in mathematics. In this new book, written specifically for secondary mathematics teachers, the authors cut through the difficulties with two powerful and universal strategies that teachers can use across all math…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Student Participation, Data Analysis, Mathematics Teachers

Christy, Donna; Lambe, Karen; Payson, Christine; Carnevale, Patricia; Scarpelli, Debra – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2008

A whimsical mathematics event for children and adults, derived from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, was held at the Providence Children's Museum in Rhode Island. NCTM's Standards were the basis of all the activities. (Contains 10 figures and 1 table.)

Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Learning Activities, Museums, Young Children

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015

Do your students think a triangle can be constructed from any three given line segments? Do they believe that a transformation affects only the pre-image--not the whole plane? Do they understand that examples--no matter how many they find--cannot prove a conjecture but one counterexample is sufficient to disprove it? "What tasks can you…

Descriptors: Geometry, Educational Practices, Secondary School Mathematics, Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Bergner, Jennifer A.; Groth, Randall E. – Mathematics Teacher, 2005

This article describes a polyhedra construction project that illustrates how one activity can address several of the mathematics content standards in the NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Academic Standards

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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Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2000

Examines activities and children's thinking in four main areas of the Geometry Standard in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics": (1) properties of shapes; (2) locations and spatial relationships; (3) transformations and symmetry; and (4) visualization. (Author)

Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Geometry, Mathematics Activities

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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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Kelley, Paul – Mathematics Teacher, 1999

Describes an activity on fractal geometry in which students built a 19-foot-tall Sierpinski pyramid in the Minneapolis Convention Center in conjunction with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) 75th Annual Meeting in April, 1997. Contains 13 references. (ASK)

Descriptors: Fractals, Geometry, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction

Sheppard, Ian – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2009

Engaging students with real-world activities can be effective in supporting the learning of mathematics, "whenever possible, real-world situations will provide a context for both introducing and applying geometric topics" (NCTM 1989). Tool making is a way to bring real-world mathematics into the classroom and using the tool is a way of…

Descriptors: Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction

2000

This video offers an exciting four-part adventure about two teenage sleuths who discover the presence of an alien below New York City. As they try to make contact with the alien, they are confronted with a series of mathematical challenges that test their knowledge of the content strands recommended by the National Council of Teachers of…

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Fractions, Geometry, Graphs

Kuhns, Catherine Jones – Crystal Springs Books, 2006

In this book, author Catherine Jones Kuhns introduces student- and teacher-friendly math activities designed to get students thinking like mathematicians and loving mathematics, while addressing content standards through grade 2. She also shows how to make math fun for students, get children actively engaged in learning, create a student-centered…

Descriptors: Grade 2, Probability, Data Analysis, Childrens Literature

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