Classroom stories show how using technology to investigate the wage gap provided opportunities to develop students’ identities and agency and enabled a classroom culture of sharing and risk-taking.
Technology and Median Income Data: Opening Doors
Gail Burrill, Joan Funderburk, Becky Byer, and Rachael Gorsuch
Influence and Legacy of NCTM Journals
A personal reflection by Ed Dickey on the influence and legacy of NCTM's journals.
Quick Blocks: Developing Spatial Sense
Gabriel Matney, Julia Porcella, and Shannon Gladieux
This article shares the importance of giving K-12 students opportunities to develop spatial sense. We explain how we designed Quick Blocks as an activity to engage our students in both spatial reasoning and number sense. Several examples of students thinking are shared as well as a classroom dialogue.
Angela T. Barlow
In this commentary, I share my changing perspective of our new journal as I advanced through the process of becoming the inaugural Editor-in-Chief. Within this narrative, I offer insights into the affordances of the new features of the journal and its contents.
Mathematical Modeling in the High School Curriculum
Maria L. Hernández, Rachel Levy, Mathew D. Felton-Koestler, and Rose Mary Zbiek
Ideas from the GAIMME report illustrate how teachers can engage students in the modeling process.
Quick images for all
Postscript items are designed as rich grab-and-go resources that any teacher can quickly incorporate into his or her classroom repertoire with little effort and maximum impact. Quick images are a fun, engaging way for students to compose and decompose visual numbers. Students apply their understanding of subitizing–the ability to recognize a number of items without counting–as they determine the quantity of the group
Original Recipes for Matrix Multiplication
Allyson Hallman-Thrasher, Erin T. Litchfield, and Kevin E. Dael
Frozen custard recipes are the starting point for students to derive and explain a method for multiplying matrices.
The Place and Purpose of Combinatorics
Zach Hurdle, Max Warshauer, and Alex White
The union of curriculum goals intersects with math education standards.
Using Mathematics to Elect the U.S. President
Alexis Stevens and John Stevens
The often misunderstood Electoral College is based on the simple, yet powerful, mathematical idea of proportional reasoning.
Mathematical Modeling with MyMaps and Spreadsheets
Victoria Weber, Nicholas Fortune, Derek Williams, and Ashley Whitehead
Available apps are used to develop and investigate an optimization problem.