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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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Gould, Heather; Wasserman, Nicholas H. – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2014
With the adoption of the "Common Core State Standards for Mathematics" (CCSSM), the process of mathematical modeling has been given increased attention in mathematics education. This article reports on a study intended to inform the implementation of modeling in classroom contexts by examining students' interactions with the process of…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Common Core State Standards, Mathematics Education, Curriculum Implementation
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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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Okita, Sandra Y.; Jamalian, Azadeh – Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, 2011
Developing curriculum and instruction for mathematics education and designing technologically enhanced learning environments are often pursued separately, but may need to be addressed together to effectively link the strengths of technology to performance in mathematics and conceptual understanding. This paper addresses current challenges with…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Middle Schools, Secondary School Mathematics