Michelle Cirillo and Jenifer Hummer

Use these ideas to diagnose and address common conceptual obstacles that inhibit students’ success.

Adam Bowers

An alternate approach to teaching the meaning and use of an important calculus concept might minimize what is traditionally a struggle.

Wayne Nirode

To address student misconceptions and promote student learning, use discussion questions as an alternative to reviewing assessments.

Brooke Becker

This activity allows students to build their own understanding of what it means to develop a solid argument.

Susan F. Zielinski and Michael Glazner

Help students stop making typical, persistent errors related to misconceptions about exponents, distribution, fraction simplification, and more.

Kara Suzuka and Linda Venenciano

Use the Reversibility, Flexibility, Generalization (RFG) questioning framework to develop robust, multifaceted, interconnected, and lasting mathematical comprehension.

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.

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.

Isaac Frank

A critique of FOIL provides an alternate method of multiplying polynomials.

Todd CadwalladerOlsker

Student understanding of null-hypothesis testing can be improved by using a provocative question from a puzzle book.

Marla A. Sole

Change the misconception that many students have that mathematical aptitude is innate.