Discover technology-enhanced, game-based tasks and student generalizations.
Build It! The Rectangle Game
Theresa Wills, Jennifer Suh, Kate Roscioli, Amanda Guzman, Jennifer Everdale, and Sandra Lee
Construct It! Intersecting Language and Mathematics with Interlocking Cubes
Basil Conway IV and Marjorie Mitchell
Students learn to build their own numbering system by recognizing and identifying patterns with interlocking cubes in different place values.
Construct It! Triangle Puzzle Challenges
This article presents an original puzzle that supports students’ development of visual thinking and geometry ideas based on the Van Hiele levels of geometric thought.
Construct It! What’s in a Name? Collecting, Organizing, and Representing Data
Eva Thanheiser, Courtney Koestler, Amanda T. Sugimoto, and Mathew D. Felton-Koestler
Build a classroom community by building representations and visualizations of data related to students’ names.
Understanding Algebraic Expressions Through Figural Patterns
Casey Hawthorne and John Gruver
This instructional sequence develops your students’ meaningful understanding of algebraic expressions.
Developing Meaning for Mathematical Expressions
John K. Lannin, Christopher Austin, and David C. Geary
Explore two ways that algebra students interpret mathematical expressions. Learn instructional tasks to help students develop meaning.
Technology and Median Income Data: Opening Doors
Gail Burrill, Joan Funderburk, Becky Byer, and Rachael Gorsuch
Classroom stories show how using technology to investigate the wage gap provided opportunities to develop students’ identities and agency and enabled a classroom culture of sharing and risk-taking.
Building Equitable Math Talk Classrooms
Karen C. Fuson and Steve Leinwand
The power of Number Talks and extensions that can build to an equitable Math Talk Classroom
GPS: Data Display Development
Robert Powers and Michelle Chamberlin
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.
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.