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Kurz, Terri L.; Robles, Rolando – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2016
To improve access to STEM curriculum, an activity was planned that presents the opportunity to design and build using gears and other tools. In this challenge, preservice elementary school teachers were asked to mathematically analyze gears and create an amusement park ride that uses gears to spin. Although this lesson was implemented with…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, STEM Education, Mathematics Activities, Preservice Teachers
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Mistretta, Regina M. – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2013
Parents can positively impact children's learning of mathematics. To productively engage families in the learning process, teachers must support such interpersonal relationships. The author describes the investigative work of a group of teacher candidates as they sought to attain such understanding. Eighteen preservice teachers, who were…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs, Parent Surveys, Parent Attitudes