The Beauty of Regular Hexagons
Broken Ceiling Lights: Circular Area Without the Radius
Nicholas J. Gilbertson
A customer walks in to a lighting store with a broken ceiling light, and the solution to finding a replacement glass illuminates an alternative approach to finding the circumference and area of a circle without knowing the circle’s center, radius, or diameter.
Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About
Nicola M. Hodkowski and Carolyn Carhart-Quezada
Different types of open tasks can be used as a tool to promote rigorous student mathematical discourse and considerations for facilitation.
Problems to Ponder
Chris Harrow and Justin Johns
Problems to Ponder provides 28 varying, classroom-ready mathematics problems that collectively span PK–12, arranged in the order of the grade level. Answers to the problems are available online. Individuals are encouraged to submit a problem or a collection of problems directly to email@example.com. If published, the authors of problems will be acknowledged.
Reconsidering Mathematical Authority
Michael D. Hicks, Jessica Pierson Bishop, Christina Koehne, and Mai Bui
Who has mathematical authority in your classroom, and what does authority look like? Find out different ways you can help students gain authority.
Teaching Is a Journey: The Frog in the Well
Linling Cai Chawla, Amanda Fox, and Elodie Resurreccion
Three authors from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, who discovered that their understanding of math and education have been limited by their cultural views, collaborate to become better educators.
Two Technology Frameworks: Their Use in Lesson Design
Elizabeth B. Harkey, Angela T. Barlow, and Victoria Groves-Scott
The authors used two technology frameworks to design three seventh-grade mathematics lessons, focusing on opportunities to address collaboration, authenticity, or personalization.
Using Public Records to Scaffold Joint Sense Making
Keith R. Leatham, Blake E. Peterson, Ben Freeburn, Sini W. Graff, Laura R. Van Zoest, Shari L. Stockero, and Nitchada Kamlue
Teachers can more productively use board work to scaffold joint sense making.
Ways to Help Students Become Powerful Mathematical Thinkers
Alan H. Schoenfeld
Ear to the Ground features voices from several corners of the mathematics education world.
Young Mathematicians Take Action Through Sport Clinics
Jennifer Suh, Gretchen Maxwell, Kate Roscioli, Holly Tate, Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, and Risto Marttinen
A community-based mathematical modeling task focuses on exploring issues of inequities and lack of access to youth sports.