Ideas from the GAIMME report illustrate how teachers can engage students in the modeling process.
Maria L. Hernández, Rachel Levy, Mathew D. Felton-Koestler, and Rose Mary Zbiek
Allyson Hallman-Thrasher, Erin T. Litchfield, and Kevin E. Dael
Frozen custard recipes are the starting point for students to derive and explain a method for multiplying matrices.
Zach Hurdle, Max Warshauer, and Alex White
The union of curriculum goals intersects with math education standards.
Alexis Stevens and John Stevens
The often misunderstood Electoral College is based on the simple, yet powerful, mathematical idea of proportional reasoning.
Victoria Weber, Nicholas Fortune, Derek Williams, and Ashley Whitehead
Available apps are used to develop and investigate an optimization problem.
Shelby Aaberg, Jason Vitosh, and Wendy Smith
Students construct confidence intervals, write hypothesis tests, and use sampling data to evaluate claims–all by using candy wrappers.
Eric Weber, Amy Ellis, Torrey Kulow, and Zekiye Ozgur
Modeling the motion of a speeding car or the growth of a Jactus plant, teachers can use six practical tips to help students develop quantitative reasoning.
Dung Tran and Barbara J. Dougherty
The choice and context of authentic problems—such as designing a staircase or a soda can—illustrate the modeling process in several stages.
Students analyze a photograph to solve mathematical questions related to the images captured in the photograph. This month, photographs of the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, serve a generous helping of pi from the editors.
Table representations of functions allow students to compare rows as well as values in the same row.