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Connecting Research to Teaching
Connecting Research to Teaching: Conceptual Understanding, Problem Solving, Communication, and Assessment Meet at the Board

James Vicich 

February 2007, Volume 100, Issue 6, Page 420

Students' development of mathematical skills 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.

Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Student Work