Try these meaningful alternative approaches to helping students make sense of word problems.
Karen S. Karp, Sarah B. Bush and Barbara J. Dougherty
Math is so much more than numbers.
Stefanie D. Livers, Kristin E. Harbour and Lindsey Fowler
In our attempts to make a concept easier, we may hinder student learning.
Clayton M. Edwards, Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis and Brian E. Townsend
Three inquiry-based tasks highlight the planning, classroom discourse, positive results, and growth in one class's journey.
Edited by Anna F. DeJarnette
A monthly set of problems targets a variety of ability levels.
P. Reneé Hill-Cunningham
Hundreds of species of animals around the world are losing their habitats and food supplies, are facing extinction, or have been hunted or otherwise negatively influenced by humans. Students learn about some of these animals and explore multiple solution strategies as they solve this month's problems. Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. These articles aim for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6.
Explore the creation of a unique problem-based learning (PBL) experience.
Abbe Skinner, Nicole Louie and Evra M. Baldinger
A teacher shares her journey toward disrupting her conditioning to create more humanizing math learning experiences for her students, incorporating strategies that every educator can use.
Megan H. Wickstrom, Elizabeth Fulton and Dacia Lackey
Use those multicolored linking bricks to help students connect measurement with an understanding of number and operations as well as fractions.