Classroom stories show how using technology to investigate the wage gap provided opportunities to develop students’ identities and agency and enabled a classroom culture of sharing and risk-taking.
Technology and Median Income Data: Opening Doors
Gail Burrill, Joan Funderburk, Becky Byer, and Rachael Gorsuch
People, Place, and Population Predictions
Ken Keech, Betty Routhouska, and Nicole L. Fonger
Two high school algebra teachers and their students focused on examining population trends affected by the creation of a highway though a thriving African American community.
Area of a Changing Triangle: Piecing It Together
Examining the covariation of triangle dimensions and area offers a geometric context that makes analyzing a piecewise function easier for students.
Deanna Pecaski McLennan
Student Engagement with the “Into Math Graph" Tool
Amanda K. Riske, Catherine E. Cullicott, Amanda Mohammad Mirzaei, Amanda Jansen, and James Middleton
We introduce the Into Math Graph tool, which students use to graph how “into" mathematics they are over time. Using this tool can help teachers foster conversations with students and design experiences that focus on engagement from the student’s perspective.
Examining Errors and Framing Feedback
Lindsay Vanoli and Jennifer Luebeck
Engaging mathematics students with peers in analyzing errors and formulating feedback improves disposition, increases understanding, and helps students uncover and correct misconceptions while informing opportunities for targeted instruction.
Constructing and Adapting Technology-Infused Lessons
Jon D. Davis
Design principles are used to construct and refine a technology-infused lesson for beginning algebra students learning about systems of linear inequalities.
Discourse Can Create a Learning Culture
Kelly Curtis, Katrina Lindo, and Amanda Jansen
When a ninth-grade teacher used discourse moves aligned with responding to students’ thinking and explicitly promoting productive dispositions, her students reported having positive experiences.
Conditional Reasoning Online with Mastermind
Sean P. Yee, George J. Roy, and LuAnn Graul
As mathematical patterns become more complex, students' conditional reasoning skills need to be nurtured so that students continue to critique, construct, and persevere in making sense of these complexities. This article describes a mathematical task designed around the online version of the game Mastermind to safely foster conditional reasoning.
Escape Room Math: Luna's Lines
Micah S. Stohlmann
An escape room can be a great way for students to apply and practice mathematics they have learned. This article describes the development and implementation of a mathematical escape room with important principles to incorporate in escape rooms to help students persevere in problem solving.