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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Sherri L. Martinie

Given the numbers and data at our fingertips in this digital age, mathematical and digital literacy skills are imperative when it comes to understanding natural and social phenomena and making good decisions. As teachers we are responsible for helping students make sense of this information

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How Big Is a Leaf? Mathematical Modeling Through STEM Inquiry

Kym Fry and Lyn D. English

Grade 4 students engage in problem solving through inquiry in an agricultural science context.

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The Life and Times of a Third-Grade Pencil

Matthew Kandel

Students determine the usable lifespan of a pencil in this mathematical modeling activity.

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Introducing Grade 3 Students to Digital Data Exploration

Daniel Frischemeier

Bar graphs are fundamental to display distributions of categorical variables in primary school. Here is an approach using TinkerPlots™ to create bar graphs on different representation levels in small and large data sets.

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Exploring Relative Size with Relative Risk

Surani Joshua, James Drimalla, Dru Horne, Heather Lavender, Alexandra Yon, Cameron Byerley, Hyunkyoung Yoon, and Kevin Moore

The Relative Risk Tool web app allows students to compare risks relating to COVID-19 with other more familiar risks, to make multiplicative comparisons, and to interpret them.

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Making Sense of a Data-Filled World

Jo Boaler, Tanya LaMar, and Cathy Williams

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GPS: Socially Distant Numbers

Paul A. Frisoli and Richard A. Andrusiak

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.

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Palette of Problems

Joel Amidon and Matt Roscoe

A monthly set of problems is aimed at a variety of ability levels.

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Palette of Problems – May 2014

Joel Amidon and Matt Roscoe

A monthly set of problems is aimed at a variety of ability levels.

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Palette of Problems – April 2014

Joel Amidon and Matt Roscoe

A monthly set of problems is aimed at a variety of ability levels.