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Fitz, Margaret – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2016
This article focuses on the mathematical value of teaching angles through the use of sundials in the classroom. The history of sundials and the mathematics embedded within them is discussed in detail. In addition, practical applications of angles are included, along with interactive practice telling time with the angles created on sundials. Time…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Time
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Kreith, Kurt – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014
At grade 7, Common Core's content standards call for the use of long division to find the decimal representation of a rational number. With an eye to reconciling this requirement with Common Core's call for "a balanced combination of procedure and understanding," a more transparent form of long division is developed. This leads to the…
Descriptors: Fractions, Arithmetic, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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Greenes, Carole – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014
Tasks to Advance the Learning of Mathematics (TALMs) were developed to stimulate grades 5-8 students' curiosity about complex mathematical relationships, inspire them to reason abstractly and quantitatively, encourage them to consider and create alternative solution approaches, develop their skills to persuade others about the viability of one…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Grade 5
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Gísladóttir, Berglind; Jóhannsdóttir, Björg – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2010
Finland and Singapore are both nations that have excelled in mathematics on international assessments, such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Evidence of Finland's educational success emerged with the outcome of the first PISA study in 2000. Since…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Success