This classroom activity uses Internet tools to help teach order of operations by critiquing adults' responses to a mathematical problem on Facebook®. Contributors to the iSTEM (Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) department share ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K–grade 6 classrooms.
Amanda G. Sawyer, firstname.lastname@example.org, teaches elementary mathematics methods at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is interested in teaching preservice and in-service elementary school teachers how to use Internet resources to elicit students' mathematical thinking.
Daniel L. Sawyer, email@example.com, teaches fifth grade at Nathanael Greene Elementary School in Stanardsville, Virginia. He is interested in teaching elementary school mathematics through conceptual understanding and the integration of technology.
Edited by Melissa M. Soto, firstname.lastname@example.org, an assistant professor of mathematics education in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University in California whose research interests focus on Cognitively Guided Instruction and children's mathematical thinking, professional development for elementary school teachers, and mobile technology
Mollie H. Appelgate, email@example.com, a mathematics teacher educator at Iowa State University in Ames. Contributors to the iSTEM department share ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K–grade 6 classrooms. Send submissions of no more than 1500 words to this department by accessing http://tcm.msubmit.net. Find detailed submission guidelines for all departments at http://www.nctm.org/WriteForTCM.