A new classroom-tested lesson was designed to engage students in the joy of mathematical inquiry through a game, while building number sense, understanding of uncertainty, statistical reasoning, and discourse skills.
Josephine Derrick, Joe Champion, and Ramey Uriarte
Katherine N. Vela, Michelle Parslow, Rita Hagevik, and Kathy Cabe Trundle
A real-world integrated activity allows middle school students to design a scale drawing for a garden at their school.
Paula Beardell Krieg
An artist uses graphic tools and circles to illuminate the illusive concept of the golden ratio.
Blake E. Peterson, Shari L. Stockero, Keith R. Leatham, and Laura R. Van Zoest
Do your students ever share ideas that are only peripherally related to the discussion you are having? We discuss ways to minimize and deal with such contributions.
Marina Basu, Karen Koellner, Jennifer K. Jacobs, and Nanette Seago
This set of tasks progressively engages students in geometric proportional reasoning.
This article describes how fortuitous mathematical moments should be noticed, encouraged, embraced, and capitalized upon.
Katherine Baker, Scott A. Morrison, and Mirella F. Cisneros Perez
Integrating mathematics and nature offers students benefits for physical and mental health and enriches their learning.
Catherine A. Little, Sherryl Hauser, Jeffrey Corbishley, and Introduction by: Denise M. Walston
From the Archives highlights articles from NCTM’s legacy journals, as chosen by leaders in mathematics education.
Jerilynn Lepak and Taren Going
Teaching transparently about the process and goals can support students as they make and support mathematical claims.
Draw on two simulations to introduce compound events and help your class make connections between experimental and theoretical probabilities.