The author shares an experience she had as a mathematics learner, which became the catalyst for her work as a mathematics education researcher. She discusses the issues that Black girls face in our math classrooms and offers potential solutions for partnering with Black girls.
Making Black Girls Count in Math Education
Nicole M. Joseph
Teaching Is a Journey: Evolving Mathematician
Taajah Felder Witherspoon
Math mentors, challenging math problems, and empowered students are crucial for math growth in both students and educators.
Varying the Intensity of Scaffolding for English Learners
Haiwen Chu, Jill Neumayer DePiper, and Leslie Hamburger
Vary the intensity of pedagogical scaffolding along three dimensions—grouping, structure, and language—with the same rigorous prompt.
Ways to Help Students Become Powerful Mathematical Thinkers
Alan H. Schoenfeld
Ear to the Ground features voices from several corners of the mathematics education world.
Adapt It! Adapting Stories and Technology for Engagement in Geometry
Karen L. Terrell, Dennis J. DeBay, and Valerie J. Spencer
A task to develop and provide access to mathematics for all.
Build It! The Rectangle Game
Theresa Wills, Jennifer Suh, Kate Roscioli, Amanda Guzman, Jennifer Everdale, and Sandra Lee
Discover technology-enhanced, game-based tasks and student generalizations.
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.
Discuss It! Collaborating on the Tortoise and Hare Task
K. Ann Renninger, Maria Consuelo De Dios, Annie Fetter, Maeve R. Hogan, Moe Htet Kyaw, Ana G. Michels, Marina Nakayama, Richard Tchen, Stephen A. Weimar, Helena Werneck de Souza Dias, and Feven Yared
The authors share an online collaborative problem-solving activity that integrates support for students’ developing conceptual understanding, focused engagement, and positive feelings of agency and identity.
Model It! Building and Sustaining Cultural Traditions with Ethnomodeling
Siddhi Desai and Farshid Safi
This geometric transformation-focused ethnomodeling respects individual and collective community experiences and moves toward educational experiences that acknowledge and celebrate the multidimensional aspects related to identity.
Developing Multilingual Learners’ Mathematics Reasoning and Register
Richard Kitchen, Libni B. Castellón, and Karla Matute
By examining some of Ms. Hill’s instructional moves, we demonstrate how a fifth-grade teacher simultaneously developed her multilingual learners’ mathematical reasoning and mathematics register.