Each month, this section of the Problem Solvers department showcases students' in-depth thinking and discusses the classroom results of using problems presented in previous issues of Teaching Children Mathematics. In this month's Problem Solvers Solutions, readers have a window into students' number and operation sense in the early elementary grades. Second and third graders were presented with problem-solving tasks using a hundred chart consisting of two number cards and a challenge card aligned to an addition or subtraction structure. Drawing on the structure of the hundred chart and prior knowledge, students were able to articulate their solution strategies.
J. Matt Switzer
Michelle H. Pace and Enrique Ortiz
Try introducing this easy-to-implement strategy that engages student detectives in error analysis and mathematical discourse.
Susan Jo Russell
To support mathematics educators as they consider implications of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) for instruction and assessment, Teaching Children Mathematics launched a series of articles beginning in the February 2012 issue. In this concluding installment, we concentrate on the implementation of the eight Standards of Mathematical Practice and the constellations of Practices and Standards. In the September issue, Matthew Larson follows up the series with a feature article that looks at CCSSM through the lens of mathematics education reform history and asks the provocative question, Will CCSSM Matter in Ten Years?
Embarrassingly traditional. Isn't admitting your problem the first step to change? I confess: I was an embarrassingly traditional math teacher.
Peter T. Malcolm and Robert Q. Berry III
Technology from the Classroom is the venue for sharing articles that illustrate the effective use of technology in pre-K—grade 6 mathematics classrooms.
Showcase students' in-depth thinking and work on problems previously published in Teaching Children Mathematics.
Allison B. Hintz
Teachers can foster strategy sharing by attending to the cognitive demands that students experience while talking, listening, and making mistakes.
Cristina Gomez and Dani Novak
Consider using these problems to help students develop number and operation sense in a simple and fun way.
Each month, this section of the Problem Solvers department showcases students' in-depth thinking and discusses the classroom results of using problems presented in previous issues of Teaching Children Mathematics. During this particular investigation, students have the opportunity to explore the structure of pictographs and bar graphs and to examine, compare, and analyze data.
Lisa M. Buchholz
Several detours prompted me to find time in an overcrowded school day to incorporate important, powerful, daily, whole-class application of fact strategies.