Mathematical storytelling is a way for young children to make connections between mathematics and their lives. The practices of using equations and materials are shared as sparks for mathematical storytelling.
Math Storytelling in PK–2 Classrooms
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
The Data Revolution
David B. Custer and Ksenija Simic-Muller
We reflect on recent presentations at the NCTM annual conference and articles in MTLT that address statistics, data modeling, and data science. We observe that such presentations and articles are increasingly common, and encourage readers to use them in their teaching and write about their own adventures with data.
Using Judicious Telling to Strengthen Literacy in Mathematics
Ethan P. Smith, Jennifer Kelly, Susan Sappington, Kareemah Warren, and Amanda Jansen
Language is a conduit for communicating and understanding mathematical ideas. This article explores how we can use judicious telling to attend to students’ written and spoken literacy in mathematics.
Word Sorts to Encourage Mathematics Discussions
Miranda L. Sigmon, Kavin Ming, and Daniel Herring
Disciplinary literacy involves reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking in the context of specific disciplines. Word sorts are a way for students to acquire and examine vital features of mathematics vocabulary as they process and organize new content-specific ideas.
Making Word Problems Meaningful
Melissa A. Gallagher, Laura Ellis, and Travis Weiland
Teachers can employ four strategies that students in K–12 already know and use in literacy to better comprehend mathematical word problems.
Creating Joy in PK–Grade 2 Mathematics Classrooms
Amy Noelle Parks
Children experience joy in well-designed mathematics classrooms. This article describes five research-based practices for bringing joy into PreK-Grade 2 math lessons.
Reveal Limitations through Fraction Division Problem Posing
Janet Sharp and Rachael M. Welder
Students notoriously struggle with division of fractions in 5 key areas. Hear what those 5 areas are and how recommendations address the limitations.
Tales, Tasks, Tools, and Talk
Timothy S. McKeny and Gregory D. Foley
Engage children in literature to pique their interest in quantity concepts, develop their fluency in measurement processes, and establish their quantitative literacy.
Quick Reads: Word Clouds in Math Classrooms
a good idea in a small package
Word clouds, a new organizational and communication tool being used in classrooms, can easily be incorporated into math class.