For the Love of Mathematics
When calculating the area of a trapezoid, students use a range of problem-solving strategies and measurement concepts.
Communicating reasoning and constructing models fold nicely into a geometry activity involving the building of nesting boxes.
Parallel geometry tasks with four levels of complexity involve students in writing and understanding proof.
This instructional tool helps students engage in discussions that foster student reasoning, then settle on correct mathematics.
Research explores how to help students build from, instead of building with, examples when justifying mathematical ideas.
Exploring even something as simple as a straight-line graph leads to various mathematical possibilities that students can uncover through their own questions.
Reasoning and Proof is one of the process standards set forth in NCTM's principles and standards for school mathematics (2000).