Using Mathematics to Design Costumes: Hat Making
Harkness, Shelly Sheats; Truhart, Regina; Gregson, Susan (2014)
Costuming and design for theatrical productions requires the creative use of mathematics and mathematical processes. To introduce students to the relationship between mathematics and art in costume design, mathematics ...
Guest Editorial: Math Anxiety and the Common Core
Tobias, Sheila; Piercey, Victor (2014)
Making a Mathematical Symphony: Emphasis on Relational Thinking and Connections
Miracle-Meiman, Beth; Thomas, Jonathan (2014)
Relational thinking is a necessary and vital component for true conceptual understanding of mathematical thinking and application. Teachers and administrators who realize and nurture this pedagogical component through ...
Contest Corner: 2014 OCTM State Tournament of Mathematics Results
Flick, Michael; Kuchey, Debbie (2014)
Geometry between the Folds
Wares, Arsalan (2014)
The purpose of this paper is to describe the mathematics that emanates from the construction of an origami box. We first construct a simple origami box and then discuss some of the mathematical questions that arise in ...
Building Scale Models of D.C. Memorials
Hendrickson, Katie A.; Sudnick, Nina (2014)
This article describes an activity completed by middle school math students prior to the class trip to Washington, D.C. The activity could be completed by students in grades 6-10 working with ratios, proportional ...
The Mathematics of the Monarchs: Enriching the Butterfly Project
Sharp, Brian (2014)
The raising, tagging and releasing of Monarch butterflies is a staple in many science classes. However, there are several aspects of Monarch butterflies that can be used as a basis for interesting mathematics lessons. In ...
Respect the Mathematics You Teach
Rising, Gerald; Patenaude, Ray (2014)
Derivatives at Several Points: An Important Step between Derivative at a Point and Derivative Function
Flores, Alfinio; Park, Jungeun; Sherman, Milan (2014)
We present activities, with an interactive computer program, that serve to bridge two related but different concepts, derivative at a point and derivative function, and to help students understand better the ...