Investigations 3: Making Sense of and Persevering with the Mathematical Practices

An Essay on the Math Practices

What does it look like when students engage in the Mathematical Practices? What is the teacher’s role in supporting the Practices? Read Deborah Schifter and Susan Jo Russell’s essay about what it means to take the Mathematical Practices seriously as part of instruction.


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October 22, 2018—Announcement
Signing Science Apps available free from iTunes. Designed to provide visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing access to STEM vocabulary during visits to to aquariums, botanical gardens, natural history museums, nature centers, science museums, and zoos.

October 2, 2018—Announcement
Susan Jo Russell will be at NCTM Regional in Hartford. “Contextualizing and Decontextualizing: Supporting Students to Visualize Mathematical Relationships.” 10/6/18 at 1:30 in Mtg Rm 16 of the CT Convention Center.

September 27, 2018—Announcement
Martha Merson will be at the 2018 ASTC Annual Conference, 9/29/18, presenting Bringing Scientific Research to Visitors’ Attention in National Parks—Where Could This Lead?

September 26, 2018—Announcement
Jodi Asbell-Clarke EdGE will be at the 2018 IMBES Conference, 9/29/18, and chair the panel Innovative Uses of Game-Based Learning and Data Analytics in Educational Neuroscience.

September 24, 2018—Announcement
The STEM Literacy Through Infographics educational resource website is now live! Check out science-infographics.org for resources to integrate data literacy and visualization in the classroom.

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Center for Innovative Research in Cyber Learning — Perspective on EdGE

Plus an interview with EdGE director, Jodi Asbell-Clarke, about the NSF-funded project to study the development of computational thinking for upper elementary and middle grades students. More »

TERC Welcomes Two New Board Members


TERC’s Board of Trustees has appointed two new members: Chi Onyebuchi, Director of Global Program Management at Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Christina Olayon-Baker.

Featured Research

  

Algebraic Reasoning in the Elementary Classroom: Results of a Professional Development Program for Teachers

Authors:  Susan Jo Russell, Deborah Schifter, Virginia Bastable. Megan Franke

—TERC (2016).

This paper describes a professional development experience designed to help teachers support their students to make, represent, and justify generalizations about the behavior of the operations … Read More »


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