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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

Monroe, Eula Ewing, Ed.; Young, Terrell A., Ed.; Fuentes, Debra S., Ed.; Dial, Olivia Haworth, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2018

"Deepening Students' Mathematical Understanding with Children's Literature" is an important addition NCTM's books that focus on high quality children's books to create engaging and meaningful tasks that deepen mathematics learning for pre-K and elementary students. Classroom teachers in early childhood and elementary grades will find the…

Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods

Schifter, Deborah; Bastable, Virginia; Russell, Susan Jo – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2018

The "Reasoning Algebraically about Operations Casebook" was developed as the key resource for participants' Developing Mathematical Ideas seminar experience. The thirty-four cases, written by teachers describing real situations and actual student thinking in their classrooms, provide the basis of each session's investigation into the…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Teaching Methods

Cai, Jinfa, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017

This volume, a comprehensive survey and critical analysis of today's issues in mathematics education, distills research to build knowledge and capacity in the field. The compendium is a valuable new resource that provides the most comprehensive evidence about what is known about research in mathematics education. The 38 chapters present five…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2017

When it comes to mathematics, standards aligned is achievement alignedâ€¦ In the short time since "The Common Core Mathematics Companions" for grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 burst on the scene, they have been lauded as the best resources for making critical mathematics ideas easy to teach. With this brand-new volume, high school mathematics…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards, High Schools

Peters, Susan A.; Bay-Williams, Jennifer M.; Martinie, Sherri L. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016

As high school students make more and more important decisions, their need for financial literacy increases significantly. To succeed in life, they need both an understanding of financial issues and the math skills to make financially sound choices. With all the requirements and standards to be met in high schools today, how can teachers find room…

Descriptors: High School Students, Money Management, Mathematics Skills, Common Core State Standards

Schifter, Deborah; Bastable, Virginia; Russell, Susan Jo – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016

The "Building a System of Tens Casebook" was developed as the key resource for participants' Developing Mathematical Ideas seminar experience. The thirty cases, written by teachers describing real situations and actual student thinking in their classrooms, provide the basis of each session's investigation of specific mathematical…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Seminars, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Mathematical Concepts

Hirsch, Christian R., Ed.; McDuffie, Amy Roth, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016

Mathematical modeling plays an increasingly important role both in real-life applications--in engineering, business, the social sciences, climate study, advanced design, and more--and within mathematics education itself. This 2016 volume of "Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education" ("APME") focuses on this key topic from a…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, STEM Education

Schifter, Deborah; Bastable, Virginia; Russell, Susan Jo – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016

The "Making Meaning for Operations Casebook" was developed as the key resource for participants' Developing Mathematical Ideas seminar experience. The twenty-nine cases, written by teachers describing real situations and actual student thinking in their classrooms, provide the basis of each session's investigation of specific…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Classroom Environment, Teaching Methods

Olson, Travis A.; Olson, Melfried; Slovin, Hannah – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015

Do your students think they can model ratios with sets of discrete objects and combine them to show the addition of ratios? Do they believe that equivalent ratios are based on additive relationships rather than multiplicative ones? What tasks can you offer what questions can you ask to determine what your students know or don't know and move them…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Grade 6

Bay-Williams, Jennifer M.; Bush, Sarah B.; Peters, Susan A.; McGatha, Maggie B. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015

To succeed in college, career, and life, students need to become financially literate. But understanding the basics of a long-term investment or a short-term loan is not enough without the math skills to make financially sound choices. In the already full curriculum of middle schools today, how can teachers find room to include financial literacy?…

Descriptors: Money Management, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts

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

Silver, Edward A., Ed.; Kenney, Patricia Ann, Ed. – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015

This book's 28 chapters are adapted and updated from articles published in NCTM's "Journal for Research in Mathematics Education" between 2000 and 2010. The authors have rewritten and revised their work to make it clear, understandable, and--most of all--useful for mathematics teachers today. To help teachers even more, these articles…

Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Mathematics Education, Educational Research, Common Core State Standards

Markworth, Kim; McCool, Jenni; Kosiak, Jennifer – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2015

Holidays and seasonal activities provide excitement and a change of pace for teachers and students alike. They also offer perfect backdrops for mathematical tasks that can be related to other topics and themes in the classroom. "Problem Solving in All Seasons, Prekindergarten-Grade 2" delivers thirty-two appealing, real-world situations,…

Descriptors: Primary Education, Early Childhood Education, Problem Solving, Kindergarten

Caldwell, Janet H.; Kobett, Beth; Karp, Karen – National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2014

Do your students have the incorrect idea that addition "makes numbers bigger" and subtraction "makes numbers smaller"? Do they believe that subtraction is always "taking away"? What tasks can you offer--what questions can you ask--to determine what your students know or don't know--and move them forward in their…

Descriptors: Arithmetic, Addition, Subtraction, Elementary School Mathematics