In this article we illustrate how one teacher used PhET cannonball simulation as an instructional tool to improve students' algebraic reasoning in a fifth grade classroom. Three instructional phases effective to implementation of simulation included: Free play, Structured inquiry and, Synthesizing ideas.
Manouchehri Azita, Ozturk Ayse and Sanjari Azin
Zachary A. Stepp
“It's a YouTube World” (Schaffhauser, 2017), and educators are using digital tools to enhance student learning now more than ever before. The research question scholars need to explore is “what makes an effective instructional video?”.
Erell Germia and Nicole Panorkou
We present a Scratch task we designed and implemented for teaching and learning coordinates in a dynamic and engaging way. We use the 5Es framework to describe the students' interactions with the task and offer suggestions of how other teachers may adopt it to successfully implement Scratch tasks.
Pamela J. Dunston and Andrew M. Tyminski
Techniques for teaching mathematics terminology allow adolescents to expand their abstract reasoning ability and move beyond operations into problem solving.
Leigh Haltiwanger and Amber M. Simpson
Allowing students to write in mathematics class can promote critical thinking, illustrate an awareness of mathematical connections, and result in clear communication as they share ideas comfortably with peers.
A flight simulator presents a new STEM slant on students' knowledge of linear equations.
Melissa A. Stoner, Kristin T. Stuby and Susan Szczepanski
By implementing high-impact activities, such as designing a school and a skate park, mathematical thinking can be linked to the engineering design process.
Toni M. Smith, Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, Nathalia Peixoto, Jennifer M. Suh, Graham Bagshaw and Laurena K. Collins
Two activities help develop students' understandings of rate of change and slope within STEM contexts.
Kasi C. Allen
A compelling contest motivates students and makes mathematics and STEM relevant.
Terri L. Kurz and Barbara Bartholomew
A mathematical analysis of Dr. Seuss's classic literature is explored.