Mathematics assessments should allow all students opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills as problem solvers. Looking at textbook word problems, we share a process for revising them using Universal Design for Learning.
Noah Brown, Jonathan D. Bostic, Timothy Folger, Laura Folger, Tiara Hicks, and Shay Nafziger
Richard A. Andrusiak and Antonella Perucca
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.
Douglas H. Clements and Introduction by: Carol Matsumoto
From the Archives highlights articles from NCTM’s legacy journals, as chosen by leaders in mathematics education.
Deanna Pecaski McLennan
For the Love of Mathematics
Amanda K. Riske, Catherine E. Cullicott, Amanda Mohammad Mirzaei, Amanda Jansen, and James Middleton
We introduce the Into Math Graph tool, which students use to graph how “into" mathematics they are over time. Using this tool can help teachers foster conversations with students and design experiences that focus on engagement from the student’s perspective.
Elizabeth P. Cunningham
Teachers can use short periods in their classroom to build children’s experiences with and understanding of mathematics, outside of mathematics time.
Using lesson study, a team of educators teaches a carefully designed unit on division with remainders to a class of third-grade students.
Rui Kang, Sheri Johnson, Emily Lambert,, and Candi Davidson
Inspired by earlier articles on the classic drawing toy that targeted higher grade levels, the authors adopt and create activities that make Spirograph mathematics accessible to middle-grade learners.
Students analyze photographs of patterns and determine algebraic representations for the pattern growth.
Karl W. Kosko
Use Cuisenaire™ Rods to emphasize the column-and-row structure in arrays for meaningful multiplication.