A cartoon involving whole milk and half and half is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.
James Hiebert, Dawn Berk, Emily Miller, Heather Gallivan, and Erin Meikle
We investigated whether the mathematics studied in 2 content courses of an elementary teacher preparation program was retained and used by graduates when completing tasks measuring knowledge for teaching mathematics. Using a longitudinal design, we followed 2 cohorts of prospective teachers for 3 to 4 years after graduation. We assessed participants' knowledge by asking them to identify mathematics concepts underlying standard procedures, generate multiple solution strategies, and evaluate students' mathematical work. We administered parallel tasks for 3 mathematics topics studied in the program and one mathematics topic not studied in the program. When significant differences were found, participants always performed better on mathematics topics developed in the program than on the topic not addressed in the program. We discuss implications of these findings for mathematics teacher preparation.
Margaret Smith, Victoria Bill, and Mary Lynn Raith
This article provides an overview of the eight effective mathematics teaching practices first described in NCTM's Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All.
Steven M. Schulman
Step in and out of an impromptu fifth-grade math lesson with an experienced teacher, and renew your appreciation for students' algebraic thinking.
Laurie O. Cavey and Margaret T. Kinzel
An instructional sequence used in a course for prospective teachers directly relates to Common Core State Standards for grades 3–6.
Angela T. Barlow, Lucy A. Watson, Amdeberhan A. Tessema, Alyson E. Lischka, and Jeremy F. Strayer
Carefully select and leverage student errors for whole-class discussions to benefit the learning of all.
Edited by Anna F. DeJarnette
A monthly set of problems targets a variety of ability levels.
Edited by Anna F. DeJarnette and Stephen Phelps
A monthly set of problems is aimed at a variety of ability levels.