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.
Jessica Pierson Bishop, Lisa L. Lamb, Ian Whitacre, Randolph A. Philipp, and Bonnie P. Schappelle
Are your students negative about integers? Help them experience positivity and joy doing integer arithmetic!
Hyunyi Jung, Ji-Won Son, and Ji-Yeong I
Use a COVID-19 lesson as an example of how to apply a framework aligned with research recommendations to support students as they apply mathematics to real life.
Using question 28 from the May Problems to Ponder in volume 114, the author and her seventh- and eighth-grade students launched into a discussion of creativity, linearity, piecewise, and recursive definitions of functions. This pattern to ponder provided rich mathematical opportunities for all students in my middle school classroom.
Dorothy Y. White
Use this activity to support students in working together, recognizing one another’s contributions, and leveraging their mathematical strengths to solve challenging problems.
Hyunyi Jung, Megan H. Wickstrom, and Chris Piasecki
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch activity involves an urgent environmental issue that students can discuss. It engages students in the interpretation of visual data, measurements, units, and the area of regular and irregular figures.