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.
Amanda K. Riske, Catherine E. Cullicott, Amanda Mohammad Mirzaei, Amanda Jansen, and James Middleton
Wendy B. Sanchez and David M. Glassmeyer
In this 3-part activity, students use paper-folding and an interactive computer sketch to develop the equation of a parabola given the focus and directrix.
When visitors enter the High Museum in Atlanta, one of the first pieces of art they encounter is Physic Garden, by Molly Hatch (details in photographs 1 and 2). Physic Garden consists of 456 handpainted dinner plates arranged to form a rectangle with 24 horizontal rows and 19 vertical columns and extends from the floor to the ceiling of the first floor. The design of the “plate painting” was inspired by two mid-18th-century English ceramic plates from the museum's collection (photograph 3).
Michael J. Bossé, Kathleen Lynch-Davis, Kwaku Adu-Gyamfi, and Kayla Chandler
Teachers can use rich mathematical tasks to measure students' conceptual understanding.
Heather Lynn Johnson, Peter Hornbein, and Sumbal Azeem
A computer activity helps students make sense of relationships between quantities.
Maria L. Hernández, Rachel Levy, Mathew D. Felton-Koestler, and Rose Mary Zbiek
Ideas from the GAIMME report illustrate how teachers can engage students in the modeling process.
Michael A. Jones
Short items from the media focus mathematics appropriate for classroom study.
Readers comment on published articles and share their mathematical interests.