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Vol. 112, No. 6, April 2019
Addressing Misconceptions in Secondary Geometry Proof
Michelle Cirillo and Jenifer Hummer
Use these ideas to diagnose and address common conceptual obstacles that inhibit students’ success.
Teaching the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
An alternate approach to teaching the meaning and use of an important calculus concept might minimize what is traditionally a struggle.
Going Over the Test
To address student misconceptions and promote student learning, use discussion questions as an alternative to reviewing assessments.
Addressing Common Misconceptions with Informal Arguments
This activity allows students to build their own understanding of what it means to develop a solid argument.
The No-to-Yes Project: Conquering Common Algebraic Mistakes That Drive Us and Our Students Crazy
Susan F. Zielinski and Michael Glazner
Help students stop making typical, persistent errors related to misconceptions about exponents, distribution, fraction simplification, and more.
Harnessing Students’ Misconceptions and Fragile Understandings
Kara Suzuka and Linda Venenciano
Use the Reversibility, Flexibility, Generalization (RFG) questioning framework to develop robust, multifaceted, interconnected, and lasting mathematical comprehension.
Addressing Misconceptions in Algebra 1
Joanna B. Stegall and Jacquelynn A. Malloy
An algebra 1 teacher collaborated with two university researchers to develop vocabulary minilessons and peer discussions to support students in understanding and using algebraic language.
Impossibility and Certainty
Carlos A. Mejía Colindres and Stephanie Peters
Eighth graders had a misconception regarding the concepts of impossibility and certainty as they considered the chances of obtaining a particular color when an atypical two-color spinner was in play.
When FOIL Falls Apart
A critique of FOIL provides an alternate method of multiplying polynomials.
A Riddle: Probabilities and p-Values
Student understanding of null-hypothesis testing can be improved by using a provocative question from a puzzle book.
Who Can Excel in Mathematics?
Marla A. Sole
Change the misconception that many students have that mathematical aptitude is innate.
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Chris Bolognese, Scott A. Fellows, and Sarah Schuhl
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Exploring Data with CODAP
Gemma F. Mojica, Christina N. Azmy, and Hollylynne S. Lee
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Exploring Accessibility: An Application of Inverse Trigonometric Functions
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