Ear to the Ground features voices from various corners of the mathematics education world.
First graders learn about artist Wayne Thiebaud and explore estimation, counting, and probability while creating an artistic masterpiece.
Aaron M. Rumack
Reading mathematics problems can frustrate students to the point of shutting down. Although Pólya’s four-step plan is a well-known problem-solving framework, my students benefited from a more concrete and detailed approach: chunking the reading.
Jon D. Davis
Design principles are used to construct and refine a technology-infused lesson for beginning algebra students learning about systems of linear inequalities.
We look at a simple origami box that can be made from two sheets of regular printing paper. In the context of the construction of the box, we explore problems that emerge at the intersection of algebra, geometry, and calculus.
Kelly Hagan and S. Asli Özgün-Koca
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.
Despite the importance of artificial intelligence in our daily lives, it has yet to be integratedinto K–12 classrooms in a meaningful way. Explore a lesson in which geometry students useEuclidean distance to implement a functional machine learning algorithm in Google Sheets™.
Sarah Brand, Hyunyi Jung, Ashley Dorlack, and Samuel Gailliot
Five teacher discussion strategies and outcomes of students’ responses to each are illustrated with examples.
Stefanie D. Livers and Victoria Miller Bennett
Within a single internet search, thousands of results occur when looking for a lesson or mathematics activity. However, the results are not all of good quality. We present a mathematics lesson planning protocol (MLP2) to help process the search results and offer experiences of teachers using the protocol.