We introduce the Into Math Graph tool, which students use to graph how “into" mathematics they are over time. Using this tool can help teachers foster conversations with students and design experiences that focus on engagement from the student’s perspective.
Student Engagement with the “Into Math Graph" Tool
Amanda K. Riske, Catherine E. Cullicott, Amanda Mohammad Mirzaei, Amanda Jansen, and James Middleton
Using Artwork to Explore Proportional Reasoning
Sarah B. Bush, Karen S. Karp, Jennifer Nadler, and Katie Gibbons
By examining ratios in paintings and using a free educational app, students can size up artists' use of proportional reasoning in their creations.
Chivalry, at Least “Math Chivalry,” Is Not Dead!
A cartoon exploring a problem about order of operations is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.
Questioning the Order of Operations
Kami M. Dupree
Abandon mnemonics and make stronger connections between the operations and properties of arithmetic.
Odd Shape Out
big solutions to little problems
Jo Ann Cady and Pamela Wells
Solutions to a previous Solve It problem are discussed, and the procedures used with problem solving are explored.
Sonalee Bhattacharyya, Nama Namakshi, Christina Zunker, Hiroko K. Warshauer, and Max Warshauer
This activity engages students in problem solving while exploring key concepts of number theory, such as divisibility and divisibility tests, place value, fractions, and scale factors.
Quilt Block Symmetries
Matt B. Roscoe and Joe Zephyrs
Pull on the threads of congruence and similarity in a series of lessons that explores transformational geometry.
What's In A Name?
Sarah B. Bush, Judith Albanese, and Karen S. Karp
Students engage in an activity of predicting, collecting, organizing, analyzing, and interpreting data by exploring the frequency of names that occur over three generations.
Cartoon Corner: Presidential Puzzlers
A cartoon involving presidential birth dates is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.
Early Mathematics Fluency with CCSSM
Gabriel T. Matney
To develop second-grade students' confidence and ease, use these three specific types of tasks that align with Common Core State Standards for Mathematics expectations.