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Quebec Fuentes, Sarah; Switzer, J. Matt; Jimerson, Jo Beth – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2015

This case provides principals and principal licensure candidates an opportunity to delve into the nuances of supervising teachers in content areas, which may be unfamiliar, and to explore strategies for increasing knowledge about the structures and emphases of the "Common Core State Standards" (CCSS). The case presents issues related to…

Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Academic Standards, State Standards, Principals

Bolognese, Chris A. – Mathematics Teacher, 2013

"How Much Can You Bench?" appears in the "Mathematical Lens" section of "Mathematics Teacher." "Mathematical Lens" uses photographs as a springboard for mathematical inquiry and appears in every issue of "Mathematics Teacher." This month the mathematics behind the photograph includes finding areas…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Photography, Inquiry

Turton, Roger – Mathematics Teacher, 2016

"Mathematical Lens" uses photographs as a springboard for mathematical inquiry and appears in every issue of "Mathematics Teacher." Recently while dismantling an old wooden post-and-rail fence, Roger Turton noticed something very interesting when he piled up the posts and rails together in the shape of a prism. The total number…

Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Photography

Lischka, Alyson E.; Gerstenschlager, Natasha E.; Stephens, D. Christopher; Strayer, Jeremy F.; Barlow, Angela T. – Mathematics Teacher, 2018

Mistakes can be a source of frustration for teachers and students in mathematics classrooms because they reveal potential misunderstandings or a lack of learning. However, increasing evidence shows that making mistakes creates productive pathways for learning new ideas and building new concepts (Boaler 2016; Borasi 1996). Learning through…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Error Patterns, Teaching Methods, Homework

Daire, Sandra Arguelles – Mathematics Teacher, 2009

This article uses photographs as a springboard for mathematical inquiry to encourage readers to see patterns and relationships that they can think about and extend in a mathematically playful way. Herein, two photographs are presented along with a discussion of the meaning of slopes and their relationship to gradient and pitch. (Contains 6…

Descriptors: Photography, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Teaching Methods

Burgess, Claudia R. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2014

Designed for a broad audience, including educators, camp directors, afterschool coordinators, and preservice teachers, this investigation aims to help individuals experience mathematics in unconventional and exciting ways by engaging them in the physical activity of building geometric shapes using ropes. Through this engagement, the author…

Descriptors: Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Geometric Concepts

Courtade, Ginevra R.; Lingo, Amy S.; Karp, Karen S.; Whitney, Todd – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013

Shared story reading is a practice that has been used successfully to promote literacy skills for all students. The benefits of shared story reading are not exclusive to literacy instruction and should carry into other disciplines such as mathematics. Using shared story reading to teach mathematics concepts can play an important role in…

Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Mathematics Instruction, Severe Disabilities, Story Reading

Lim, Kien H. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2014

Student errors are springboards for analyzing, reasoning, and justifying. The mathematics education community recognizes the value of student errors, noting that "mistakes are seen not as dead ends but rather as potential avenues for learning." To induce specific errors and help students learn, choose tasks that might produce mistakes.…

Descriptors: Secondary School Mathematics, Middle School Students, Error Patterns, Error Correction

Delgado, Jane – College Board, 2005

SpringBoard is a comprehensive instructional program in English language arts and mathematics that reflects powerful, research-based understandings about how people learn. This report presents a model of learning based on cognitive science with particular attention to the role of memory and language. The instructional framework of strategic…

Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Arts, Mathematics Instruction, English Instruction

Daire, Sandra Arguelles – Mathematics Teacher, 2010

Celebrating mathematics should be a yearlong event in which students in mathematics classes of all levels engage in mathematics activities and competitions that will encourage growth in mathematical knowledge, enthusiasm for the subject, and collaboration among students of different abilities and backgrounds. Pi Day and Pi Week festivities--a good…

Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Creative Teaching

Mathematics Teacher, 2005

The "Mathematical Lens" feature of "Mathematics Teacher," uses photographs as a springboard for mathematical inquiry. The goal of this feature is to encourage readers to see patterns and relationships that they can think about and extend in a mathematically playful way. In this edition of "Mathematical Lens," students analyze the shapes in an iron…

Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Pictorial Stimuli, Inquiry, Mathematics Skills

Levenson, Esther; Tsamir, Pessia; Tirosh, Dina – Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 2007

This study investigates two sixth grade students' dilemmas regarding the parity of zero. Both students originally claimed that zero was neither even nor odd. Interviews revealed a conflict between students' formal definitions of even numbers and their concept images of even numbers, zero, and division. These images were supported by practically…

Descriptors: Number Systems, Grade 6, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts

Mighton, John – Education Canada, 2008

Ten years ago, the author started a tutoring club called JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigy) in his apartment. He initially worked with a set of the most challenged students in a local school, including a number in special education who were performing far below grade level. The success of his program led him to realize that not only can all…

Descriptors: Social Justice, High Risk Students, Mathematics Instruction, Academic Ability

Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr. – Online Submission, 2008

In 12 audio taped sessions, three kindergarten children engaged algebra in a teaching for understanding, thematic project. Toni, Asa, and Cornel had one-on-one lessons dealing with simple natural numbers, patterns, and relationships. Along the way, each child studied one of Toni Morrison's Who's got game books to explore repetition patterns in…

Descriptors: Young Children, Mathematics Skills, Inquiry, Numeracy

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Rowlands, Stuart; Carson, Robert – Educational Studies in Mathematics, 2002

Classifies ethnomathematics in relation to the teaching of formal, academic mathematics. Investigates whether ethnomathematics should replace academic mathematics, be a supplement to the mathematics curriculum, be used as a springboard for academic mathematics, or be taken into consideration when preparing learning situations. Suggests that only…

Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Cultural Context, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education