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Connecting Research to Teaching
Connecting Research to Teaching: Combinatorial Mathematics: Research into Practice

Bharath Sriraman, Lyn English 

October 2004, Volume 98, Issue 3, Page 182

Abstract:
Using combinatorics problems to foster independent thinking, encourage flexibility, focus on structure, sharing solutions and presenting problem posing opportunities is the focus of this issue’s Connecting Research to Teaching. Connecting Research to Teaching aims to bridge the gap between research and practice by describing current research and then demonstrating its importance and applicability to practicing classroom teachers. This department presents information to help teachers understand students’ conceptions or misconceptions of important ideas, consider various approaches to teaching, and offer activities that probe students’ understanding. Connecting Research to Teaching is devoted to articles that bring research insights and findings to an audience of teachers and other mathematics educators (supervisors, professional developers, and teacher educators), and is a regular department of Mathematics Teacher.

Keywords:
Article
Teacher Education
Grades 9-12
Research
Probability
Teacher
Professional Development / Teacher Education
Theory