Helping Children Understand Measurement Using a Ruler
Christie, Gary (2012)
Two teachers incorporate research findings into helping a first grade class build the conceptual foundation of the ruler. Assessing students to identify common misconceptions and errors reported in the literature, the ...
Curve fitting with the Bubble Board
Hammons, Alexandrea N.; Flores, Alfinio; Pelesko, John A.; Biehl, L. Charles (2012)
The bubble board is a device to create simultaneously 56 identical soap bubbles. Students study the relation between time and the number of remaining bubbles for different concentrations of glycerin and use linear, exponential, ...
Mentoring Teachers: There's an App for That!
Frederick, Michelle L.; Courtney, Scott A. (2015)
Faithful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics requires states, districts, and teachers to not only design instruction that meets the new content standards, but also pay close attention to the ...
Estimation Using Whole Numbers
Krach, Michael (2011)
In this article, the author presents three major reasons for making estimates to computational situations/problems. He then discusses, along with specific examples, four commonly used estimations strategies. Included, ...
Developing Children’s Proportional Reasoning: Instructional Strategies That Go the Distance
Larson, Katie (2013)
Proportional reasoning is one of four key areas of instruction for sixth and seventh grade mathematics as established by The Common Core State Standards for School Mathematics (CCSSM, 2010). This article describes the ...
Fryer, Joseph; Detro, Casey (2011)
Marin Mersenne’s mathematical contributions helped paved the way for advances in mathematics. In this article, his life is not only depicted but his mathematical intellect is highlighted through his achievements. Since ...
Integrating Response to Intervention in an Inquiry-Based Math Classroom
Douglass, Lisa; Horstman, Alissa (2011)
Response to Intervention (RtI) is a practice of academic and behavioral interventions designed to provide early, effective assistance to underperforming students. Research-based interventions are implemented and frequent ...
Exploring the Rhind Papyrus
Hartnett, Dana; Koepfle, Lauren (2011)
In this article, we introduce the ancient Rhind papyrus. The Rhind papyrus serves as the foundation of mathematics today as it includes various mathematical techniques such as proportions, algebra, volume, and geometry. ...
Contest Corner: The 2015 OCTM State Tournament of Mathematics Results
Flick, Michael; Kuchey, Debbie (2015)
Problem Solving is About Seeing Relationships
Kuchey, Debbie; Flick, Michael (2011)