November Authors Share How to Expand Students’ Horizons

November 3, 2020

Gabriel CastroMadelyn ColonneseJennifer Pallanck, and Tutita Casa, co-authors of “Improving Written Mathematical Arguments,” want you to know that all kids are very capable of writing mathematical arguments. Castro, a high school teacher, and Pallanck, a middle school teacher, share the process they used in their classrooms that helped students to develop high-quality mathematical writing skills by reviewing  and imitating the structure of a high-quality mathematical argument, critiquing others’ writing, and revising their own arguments. Rui Kang, co-author of “Doing Mathematics with Spirograph,” shares that games and play contribute to mathematics learning by promoting conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning. Mathematics is embedded in spirograph designs that attract young children and opens the door to learning.