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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
Hoosain, Emam – Online Submission, 2010
Measurement is an integral component of the PK-12 mathematics curriculum. At various grade levels, much attention is given to the areas of geometric shapes. However, there is research evidence that measurement is problematic for US students. In this paper, the merits and demerits of two possible sequences (conventional and alternative) in teaching…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Geometric Concepts, Measurement
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
Copley, Juanita V. – National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2010
This second edition of the bestselling book "The Young Child and Mathematics" reflects recent developments in math education in a wealth of vignettes from classrooms, activity ideas, and strategies for teaching young children about math processes and concepts. Using standards and guidelines from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum, Mathematics
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
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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
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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McComas, Kim Krusen – Mathematics Teacher, 2000
Discusses the parallels between Klein's position at the forefront of a movement to reform mathematics education and that of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) Standards. Draws a picture of Klein as an important historical figure who saw equal importance in studying pure mathematics, applying mathematics, and teaching…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Functions (Mathematics), Geometry
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
McNamara, Timothy J. – Corwin Press, 2006
Helping teachers envision how math standards can be integrated into the secondary classroom, this book presents engaging activities and ready-to-use lessons aligned with NCTM content and process standards. This user-friendly book by mathematics educator Timothy J. McNamara is filled with a generous collection of lessons for each of the ten NCTM…
Descriptors: Probability, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Analysis, Graphing Calculators
Copley, Juanita V., Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2004
Written for all teachers of young children, this book illustrates activities that promote early mathematics development for children ages three to five and "showcases" mathematics for the young child. The thirty-five activities in this book are distributed into five content areas: number and operations, geometry, algebra, measurement, and data…
Descriptors: Young Children, Geometry, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. – 1992
This document ties the essential skills needed in mathematics to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) Curriculum and Evaluation Standards to help facilitate future curriculum development. The overall goal for the 21st century is to make mathematical power a reality for all students. The rationale for this document can be found…
Descriptors: Algebra, Calculus, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment
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
Gresham, Gina; Sloan, Tina; Vinson, Beth – 1997
The conception of mathematics anxiety held by a teacher may have a great deal to do with the way in which mathematics is characterized in classroom teaching. The purpose of this study is to determine if fourth-grade students' mathematics anxiety can be decreased by a change in implementing new instructional strategies. The study employed a…
Descriptors: Calculators, Cooperative Learning, Decimal Fractions, Elementary School Students