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 ...
The Interplay Between Theoretical and Experimental Probability: Beyond "Sample Size Matters"
Meagher, Michael (2012)
This article presents a series of class activities that develop an extended examination of the interplay between theoretical and experimental probability. In some cases an experiment can be used to confi rm a theory and in ...
Assessment and Grading in a Differentiated Mathematics Classroom
Peshek, Sarah (2012)
Differentiated instruction provides a way for teachers to meet the needs of all students in a mathematics classroom. Some teachers, however, may be apprehensive about its implementation because of concerns related to ...
Developing Real-World Math through Literacy
Hoover, Stephanie (2012)
The article depicts two mathematical lessons in a first grade classroom that incorporate literacy throughout to increase students’ knowledge and understanding of the mathematical concepts. The first lesson uses the book, ...
Making the Laws of Sines and Cosines a Splash for Students
Bolognese, Chris (2012)
The Laws of Sines and Cosines are tremendously powerful in solving application problems, but traditionally the use of these methods is reduced to solving static word problems out of a textbook. This article describes a ...
Multiple Representations Help Teachers and Students Understand a Geometry Problem
Uzan, Erol; Harkness, Shelly Sheats (2012)
This narrative account begins in a high school classroom as we describe how students were mostly unengaged with a "Problem of the Week." As observers in this setting, we sat in the back of the classroom and attempted to ...
Learning Measurement with Interactive Stations
Lee, Hea-Jin; Link, Rebecca (2012)
This paper shares seven interactive stations teaching measurement concepts and skills: Measuring Weights; Comparing Volumes of Cylinders; Comparing Volumes of Various Bottles; Measuring Areas of Irregular Shapes; Measuring ...
The History of the Abacus
Samoly, Kevin (2012)
The abacus is a counting tool that has been used for thousands of years. Throughout history, calculating larger numbers has been problematic, especially for the common uneducated merchant. Out of this necessity, the idea ...
A New 20 Minute Mathematics Contest: Practice For Competition
Flick, Michael; Kuchey, Debbie (2012)