This fun project capitalizes on students’ lived experiences of playing miniature golf. Through authentic engagement and collaboration with peers, students can create their own visual representations and practical explanations of math concepts.
Construct It! The Great Mini-Golf Project
Modeling exponential growth with crochet.
The Beauty of Regular Hexagons
The author shares geometry that inspires him.
STEM and Social Consciousness
Krystal Jones Carter
A well-crafted classroom engineering challenge can effectively answer compelling questions about social and global responsibility.
Composing Tangram Puzzles to Support Shape Transformation
Laura Bofferding and Yi Zhu
Different types of tangram puzzles can encourage students to make sense of problems and engage in the computational thinking practice of debugging.
Algebraic Thinking in the Context of Spatial Visualization
Arsalan Wares and David Custer
This pattern-related problem, appropriate for high school students, involves spatial visualization, promotes geometric and algebraic thinking, and relies on a no-cost computer software program.
GPS: Triangle Explorations and Constructions Using Robots
Hyejin Park, Tuğba Boz, Amanda Sawyer, and James C. Willingham
Growing Problem Solvers provides four original, related, classroom-ready mathematical tasks, one for each grade band. Together, these tasks illustrate the trajectory of learners’ growth as problem solvers across their years of school mathematics.
See, Think, and Wonder Geoboard Art
Two original images were inspired by the use of an art studio app for digital drawings. This artistic process could be used to help created other original art and during See-Think-Wonder routines emphasizing meaningful observations and questioning skills.
Teaching Is a Journey: Advice for a New Teacher
This department provides a space for current and past PK-12 teachers of mathematics to connect with other teachers of mathematics through their stories that lend personal and professional support.