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Slayton, Brittany; Velez, Susana Salazar; Jong, Cindy; Perry, Kristen – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2018

This paper describes an after-school club aimed to engage elementary students in project-based learning by integrating mathematics and literacy connections within a community-based topic. Building on students' backgrounds and interests, researchers created the Community Super Investigators (CSI) Club as part of an after-school program to explore…

Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Grade 5, Youth Clubs

Fitz, Margaret – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016

This article focuses on the mathematical value of teaching angles through the use of sundials in the classroom. The history of sundials and the mathematics embedded within them is discussed in detail. In addition, practical applications of angles are included, along with interactive practice telling time with the angles created on sundials. Time…

Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Time

Contreras, José – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015

In this paper I describe classroom experiences with pre-service secondary mathematics teachers (PSMTs) investigating and extending patterns embedded in the Pythagorean configuration. This geometric figure is a fruitful source of mathematical tasks to help students, including PSMTs, further develop habits of mind such as visualization,…

Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Geometric Concepts

Eisenhut, Lindsay A.; Taylor, Cynthia E. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2015

This paper provides empirical findings from a study that examined how three grade 7-12 flipped mathematics educators utilized class time when implementing a flipped learning model. Additionally, the researchers investigated the educators' purposes for various in-class tasks as well as their general use of class time. The data revealed flipped…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers, Problem Solving

Seneres, Alice W.; Kerrigan, John A. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014

There are specific topics in college calculus that can be major stumbling blocks for students. Having taught college calculus for four years to over a thousand students, we observed that even the students who have already taken pre-calculus or calculus during their high school careers had common misunderstandings. Students may remember a technique…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Calculus

Contreras, José – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014

This paper describes how the author's students (in-service and pre-service secondary mathematics teachers) enrolled in college geometry courses use the Geometers' Sketchpad (GSP) to gain insight to formulate, confirm, test, and refine conjectures to solve the classical airport problem for triangles. The students are then provided with strategic…

Descriptors: Geometry, Computer Software, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematical Logic

Contreras, José N. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2013

This paper discusses a classroom experience in which a group of prospective secondary mathematics teachers were asked to create, cooperatively (in class) and individually, problems related to Viviani's problem using a problem-posing framework. When appropriate, students used Sketchpad to explore the problem to better understand its attributes…

Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Problem Solving

Rogness, Jonathan – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011

Advances in computer graphics have provided mathematicians with the ability to create stunning visualizations, both to gain insight and to help demonstrate the beauty of mathematics to others. As educators these tools can be particularly important as we search for ways to work with students raised with constant visual stimulation, from video games…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Visualization, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education

Wolmer, Allen; Khazanov, Leonid – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011

Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) are becoming commonplace throughout primary, secondary, and postsecondary classrooms. However, the focus of the associated lesson creation & management software tools delivered with IWBs has been the primary grades, while secondary and postsecondary mathematics lessons have requirements beyond what is delivered…

Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, Computer Software, Technology Uses in Education

Offenholley, Kathleen – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011

Video games have tremendous potential in mathematics education, yet there is a push to simply add mathematics to a video game without regard to whether the game structure suits the mathematics, and without regard to the level of mathematical thought being learned in the game. Are students practicing facts, or are they problem-solving? This paper…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Video Games, Educational Technology

Okita, Sandra Y.; Jamalian, Azadeh – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011

Developing curriculum and instruction for mathematics education and designing technologically enhanced learning environments are often pursued separately, but may need to be addressed together to effectively link the strengths of technology to performance in mathematics and conceptual understanding. This paper addresses current challenges with…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Middle Schools, Secondary School Mathematics

Gould, Heather; Reimer, Catherine – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011

In the late Fall of 2012, the Museum of Mathematics ("MoMath") will open in New York City and will be the only museum dedicated solely to mathematics in the United States. The content and design of most of the exhibits are not yet available to the public but some information about how the Museum will use technology has been released. The…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Museums, Exhibits, Technology Uses in Education

Stryker, Christian – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010

Programs like PowerPoint and Keynote have become standard tools for teaching. Despite their ubiquity, an increasing number of educators blame them for both a deskilling of teachers and a dumbing down of students. This article examines some of the concerns that surround slideware-assisted teaching and offers guidelines and heuristics concerned…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology