Try these meaningful alternative approaches to helping students make sense of word problems.
Avoiding the Ineffective Keyword Strategy
Karen S. Karp, Sarah B. Bush, and Barbara J. Dougherty
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.
Designing for Voice and Agency
Laurie Speranzo and Erik Tillema
Specific teacher moves and lesson planning can facilitate student empowerment in the middle school classroom.
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.
Letters to the editor
May 2019 Calendar and Solutions
Edited by Anna F. DeJarnette
A monthly set of problems targets a variety of ability levels.