A well-crafted classroom engineering challenge can effectively answer compelling questions about social and global responsibility.
Krystal Jones Carter
Laura Bofferding and Yi Zhu
Different types of tangram puzzles can encourage students to make sense of problems and engage in the computational thinking practice of debugging.
Arsalan Wares and David Custer
This pattern-related problem, appropriate for high school students, involves spatial visualization, promotes geometric and algebraic thinking, and relies on a no-cost computer software program.
Hyejin Park, Tuğba Boz, Amanda Sawyer, and James C. Willingham
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.
Two original images were inspired by the use of an art studio app for digital drawings. This artistic process could be used to help created other original art and during See-Think-Wonder routines emphasizing meaningful observations and questioning skills.
This department provides a space for current and past PK-12 teachers of mathematics to connect with other teachers of mathematics through their stories that lend personal and professional support.
Juan Carlos Ponce Campuzano
Matthew S. Neel
This mathematical method can be used to find the size and shape of the bricks necessary to create a corbeled arch of nearly any shape. This method focuses on finding the minimum lengths of the bricks necessary to create a mathematically stable arch subject to certain constraints.
Stacy K. Boote and Terrie M. Galanti
Elementary school students use physical manipulatives (e.g., pattern blocks) to make sense of the geometry and measurement ideas in a Code.org block-based programming lesson.
Kym Fry and Lyn D. English
Grade 4 students engage in problem solving through inquiry in an agricultural science context.