Table representations of functions allow students to compare rows as well as values in the same row.
Wendy B. Sanchez
Educating students—for life, not for tests—implies incorporating open-ended questions in your teaching to develop higher-order thinking.
This department publishes brief news articles, announcements and guest editorials on current mathematics education issues that stimulate the interest of TCM readers and cause them to think about an issue or consider a specific viewpoint about some aspect of mathematics education. This month in the Coaches' Corner, take a closer look at CCSS Standard 3 for Mathematical Practice, Explain and Justify. Coaches may want to demonstrate the integration of math and writing with Speak, Write, Reflect, Revise, a five-step approach for integrating problem solving and the writing process.
Bobson Wong and Larisa Bukalov
Parallel geometry tasks with four levels of complexity involve students in writing and understanding proof.
David A. Yopp
Asked to “fix” a false conjecture, students combine their reasoning and observations about absolute value inequalities, signed numbers, and distance to write true mathematical statements.
An analysis of problems from state assessments and other sources helps preservice teachers discover analogous mathematical representations.
Sonali Raje, Gail Kaplan, and Michael Krach
The Chinese number pyramid puzzle serves as a means to develop students' critical thinking skills.
Mark Pinkerton and Kathryn G. Shafer
An action research study focuses on the teaching strategies used to facilitate Problems of the Week.
Sarah D. Ledford, Mary L. Garner, and Angela L. Teachey
Interesting solutions and ideas emerge when preservice and in-service teachers are asked a traditional algebra question in new ways.
Exploring even something as simple as a straight-line graph leads to various mathematical possibilities that students can uncover through their own questions.