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Tillema, Erik; Hackenberg, Amy – North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 2017
The [National Council of Teachers of Mathematics] NCTM research committee made a recent, urgent call for mathematics education researchers to "examine and deeply reflect on our research practices through an equity lens." With this in mind, we use this paper to reflect on the ways in which Steffe's work has contributed to three facets of…
Descriptors: Research Projects, Research Committees, Teacher Associations, Teacher Researchers
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
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Beaudine, Gregory – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2018
If teachers have a deeper comprehension of their students' reading ability, it may lead to students' improved literacy and understanding of the subject. The account presented in this article of the author's growing interest in mathematical literacy specifically involves mathematical reading. This shift in interest began with a six-week…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Instruction, Grade 8, Middle School Students
Actuarial Foundation, 2013
"The Power of Probability" is a new math program aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and Common Core State Standards, which gives students opportunities to practice their skills and knowledge of the mathematics of probability. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation, the program's lessons and worksheets motivate…
Descriptors: State Standards, Assignments, Probability, Teaching Guides
Actuarial Foundation, 2013
"Solving the Unknown with Algebra" is a new math program aligned with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards and designed to help students practice pre-algebra skills including using formulas, solving for unknowns, and manipulating equations. Developed by The Actuarial Foundation with Scholastic, this program provides…
Descriptors: Algebra, Teaching Guides, Grade 6, Grade 7
Gold, Lindsay A.; Houston, Michael S.; Bay-Williams, Jennifer M.; Ashurst, John M. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2018
Financial skills, like mathematical ones, must be built on a firm foundation. Whether one is putting money in a piggy bank or a 401(k), and purchasing a toy car or a real one, everyone needs the understanding of financial issues and math skills necessary for making sound decisions. The elementary classroom is the perfect place to introduce…
Descriptors: Money Management, Skill Development, Mathematics Skills, Elementary School Students
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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
Actuarial Foundation, 2013
"Plan, Save, Succeed!" is a new program aligned with Jumpstart Coalition National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards, and Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice. "Plan, Save, Succeed!" is designed to help students understand key financial literacy topics including…
Descriptors: National Standards, Money Management, Home Economics, Teaching Guides
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Nielsen, Maria E.; Bostic, Jonathan D. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2018
"Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All" (NCTM 2014) emphasizes eight teaching practices for effective mathematics teaching, one of which is to "use and connect multiple representations" (NCTM 2014, p. 24). An action that describes how teachers might promote this practice is to "allocate substantial…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Mathematics Activities, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Barta, Jim; Kyriopoulos, Joan – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2014
In the rural community of Santa Avelina in the Highlands of Guatemala, it indeed takes a village to develop children's mathematical understanding through a partnership among school, home, and community. Connections to real-life applications, such as the planting and growing of corn, shape the learning experiences of these children so that they…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Culturally Relevant Education, Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement
Cannon, Tenille – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Mathematics can be conceptualized in different ways. Policy documents such as the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) (2000) and the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) (2010), classify mathematics in terms of mathematical content (e.g., quadratic functions, Pythagorean theorem) and mathematical activity in the form of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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McGraw, Rebecca – Mathematics Teacher, 2017
The task shared in this article provides geometry students with opportunities to recall and use basic geometry vocabulary, extend their knowledge of area relationships, and create area formulas. It is characterized by reasoning and sense making (NCTM 2009) and the "Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others"…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Geometric Concepts, Mathematical Formulas, Mathematics Skills
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Isler, Isil; Marum, Tim; Stephens, Ana; Blanton, Maria; Knuth, Eric; Gardiner, Angela Murphy – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2014
The study of functions has traditionally received the most attention at the secondary level, both in curricula and in standards documents--for example, the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSI 2010) and "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics" (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [NCTM] 2000). However, the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Mathematical Concepts, Elementary School Mathematics
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Sole, Marla A. – Mathematics Teacher, 2016
Every day, students collect, organize, and analyze data to make decisions. In this data-driven world, people need to assess how much trust they can place in summary statistics. The results of every survey and the safety of every drug that undergoes a clinical trial depend on the correct application of appropriate statistics. Recognizing the…
Descriptors: Statistics, Mathematics Instruction, Data Collection, Teaching Methods
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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
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