Exploring Misconceptions with Rich Tasks
Glover, Anna (2016)
In the following paper, the author investigates Points on Line Segment, a rich task available on the Stella's Stunners section of the Ohio Resource Center website. The task was posed to 11 high school students in the greater ...
Exploration of Polynomials Through the Use of Code Word Solutions
Drum, John R. (2016)
The study of polynomials is an important foundational idea in elementary algebra and introductory calculus. This activity will reinforce and introduce ideas about where roots occur, change in slopes over the curve, and ...
Integrating Alternative Algorithms: Possibilities and Practices
Jong, Cindy; Dowty, Haley; Hume, Bailey; Miller, Maranda (2016)
This article discusses reasons for learning alternative algorithms and the benefits of exposing preservice teachers to alternative algorithms. It presents two alternative multi-digit subtraction algorithm examples, includes ...
Magnifying Mathematics with Digital Microscopes
Walker, Janet; Campelo, Marina Muniz (2016)
This article describes a series of activities for intermediate-level students to explore ratio reasoning using a digital microscope. In the Common Core State Standards, this subject is addressed for sixth- and seventh-grade ...
Box Full of Mathematics
Wares, Arsalan (2016)
The purpose of this paper is to describe the mathematics that emanates from the construction of an origami box. The design of this box was inspired by the design of a traditional origami masu box. We first construct a ...
Revisiting Equal Sums
Lanstrum, Michael W. (2016)
This article revisits the Equal Sums problem and considers all possible solutions. Depending on the row/column total, various solutions are possible. Sometimes the value of E is unique, sometimes E is not, and in other ...
Fractions as Numbers and Extensions of the Number System: Developing Activities Based on Research
Park, Jungeun; Flores, Alfinio; Hohensee, Charles (2016)
Existing studies have shown fractions present significant challenges for K-8 students and pre-service teachers. They suggest that students may fail to see fractions as numbers and have difficulty moving beyond the part-whole ...
Mathematical Patterning Activities in the Early Grades
Wang, Qiao (2016)
This article discusses the importance of patterning in early mathematics study for young children and describes some patterning activities for prekindergarten classes to motivate young children to explore the mathematics ...
Contest Corner: Math Clubs in Kindergarten? It is happening in 24 New York City Schools!
Kuchey, Debora; Flick, Michael (2016)