This article shares the importance of giving K-12 students opportunities to develop spatial sense. We explain how we designed Quick Blocks as an activity to engage our students in both spatial reasoning and number sense. Several examples of students thinking are shared as well as a classroom dialogue.
Gabriel Matney, Julia Porcella, and Shannon Gladieux
Janet Sharp and Rachael M. Welder
Students notoriously struggle with division of fractions in 5 key areas. Hear what those 5 areas are and how recommendations address the limitations.
Elizabeth T. Walker and Jeffrey S. Molisani
Multiple entry points on the road to assessing students can tell teachers if students can do math and therefore apply math to real-world problems.
Cory A. Bennett
Address the needs of diverse learners with a class structure that is designed around a crime scene theme and based on student choice and perceptions of the math being studied.
Sarah B. Bush, Karen S. Karp, Liz Popelka, and Victoria Miller Bennett
The dietary guidelines illustrated on the USDA's Choose My Plate diagram can also provide healthy portions of data analysis, health education, and cultural responsiveness.