It’s not magic. By color-coding different
combinations of factors, students can learn to use this system to “guess”
unknown, randomly selected integers and composites.
Use these techniques to elicit ideas and engage
the class in reasoning and argumentation.
Teachers can use these strategies
to encourage students’ perseverance and authority in situations when confidence
Engage students of all grade levels in an
activity with geometric objects.
The Getting to School task demonstrates students’ need to
engage in three decision-making processes as means for authentic engagement in
What prevents all students from having
opportunities to engage in mathematical tasks? We identify each challenge, share
instructors’ common frustrations, and offer strategies.
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