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Ptak, Karine S. – Mathematics Teacher, 2019
During the 2013-2014 school year, the Maryland State High School Assessment in Algebra with Data Analysis (HSA) was a requirement for high school graduation in Maryland. At Frederick High School, only 27 percent of students who took the test that year passed. To respond to such an alarming failure rate, three teachers and the author developed and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Algebra, Secondary School Mathematics, High School Students
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O'Roark, Jason Lee – Mathematics Teacher, 2013
After serving as a high school math teacher in Maryland for three years, the author moved to teaching sixth-grade math. His high school background led him to differentiate differently than his colleagues. The article discusses his observations and his conclusions and offers a plan to implement changes in the way mathematics is taught through…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Mathematics, High Schools
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Cukier, Mimi; Asdourian, Tony; Thakker, Anand – Mathematics Teacher, 2012
Geometry provides a natural window into what it is like to do mathematics. In the world of geometry, playful experimentation is often more fruitful than following a procedure, and logic plus a few axioms can open new worlds. Nonetheless, teaching a geometry course in a way that combines both rigor and play can be difficult. Many geometry courses…
Descriptors: Geometry, Grade 8, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving
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Lerner, Bao-Ting; Crawford, Carol G. – Mathematics Teacher, 1984
The advanced study program sponsored by the U.S. Naval Academy for the Anne Arundel Public Schools is described. Graphs, Games, and Puzzles and Strange Algebras are two of the courses presented. (MNS)
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Advanced Courses, Algebra, Games