This article explores three processes involved in attending to evidence of students' thinking, one of the Mathematics Teaching Practices in Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. These processes, explored during an activity on proportional relationships, are discussed in this article, another installment in the series.
Attending to Evidence of Students' Thinking during Instruction
Sherin Gamoran Miriam and James Lynn
Avoiding the Ineffective Keyword Strategy
Karen S. Karp, Sarah B. Bush, and Barbara J. Dougherty
Try these meaningful alternative approaches to helping students make sense of word problems.
Because We Love
Sarah K. Bleiler-Baxter, Sister Cecilia Anne Wanner O.P., and Jeremy F. Strayer
Explore what it means to balance love for mathematics with love for students.
A Better Tomorrow through Math
Math is so much more than numbers.
Danger! Animals in the Mathematics Classroom
Stefanie D. Livers, Kristin E. Harbour, and Lindsey Fowler
In our attempts to make a concept easier, we may hinder student learning.
Annie Perkins and Christy Pettis
Students are given a problem to break down rectangles.
Double Impact: Mathematics and Executive Function
Candace Joswick, Douglas H. Clements, Julie Sarama, Holland W. Banse, and Crystal A. Day-Hess
Modify activities according to these principles and suggestions.
Emphasizing the M in STEAM activities
Emily Dardis and Megan H. Wickstrom
Modifications to a first- and second-grade STEAM activity, Elephant Toothpaste, highlight ways to emphasize mathematical thinking by running multiple experiments, posing mathematical questions, and having students make both qualitative and quantitative observations. 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 5 classrooms.
Investigating a Super-Bear
Clayton M. Edwards, Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis, and Brian E. Townsend
Three inquiry-based tasks highlight the planning, classroom discourse, positive results, and growth in one class's journey.
A Leg Up on the Metric System
Students use a super-hero theme to compare the imperial system to the metric system.