Promoting Learning through Inquiry
The process of including open-ended tasks and inquiry-based learning in the mathematics syllabus of high school. Article discusses 3 levels of open ended investigations to enhance learning. Includes 3 open ended investigations.
Challenges Associated with Developing Discursive Classrooms in High-Poverty, Rural Schools
Difficulties associated with developing discursive classrooms at high-poverty, rural schools. Article discusses ideas presented as part of a research study completed with teachers from high poverty rural schools who attended an intensive, three-week summer academy. Includes disscussion regarding cultural differences and language barriers.
EMRF: Everyday Rubric Grading
Rodney Stutzman, Kimberly Race
A rubric grading system that incorporates the NCTM assessment standards. A grading system that supports standards-based curricula. Includes a process for writing rubrics that define expectations for student work and helps teachers create an open, equitable, student-centered grading process.
Using Conjectures to Teach Students the Role of Proof
A unit to teach proof and reasoning. A classroom allowing students to work as mathematicians by conjecturing, proving, and critiquing their own conjectures.
People Count: Analyzing a Country's Future
The United States population by way of current and projected histograms. Article discusses ways of mathematically looking at data to understand possible changes in society. Includes programs for TI-83 to analyze data.