Sam Otten presented on behalf of the TMTG team at the Interface 2019 conference in Osage Beach, MO. He shared ideas about how storytelling structure from movies can be used to plan “inciting” math lessons. He also led the participants … Continue reading Interface 2019 – Cinematic Lessons and Systems of Equations
This video explores why variables are worth exploring in-depth with students. We frame some common misunderstandings about variables and ways to address them. Continue reading Students and Variables
The TMTG team presented at the NCTM Regional Conference in Kansas City, MO, sharing a few ideas related to teaching quadratic functions, including a “guess my rule” activity that can be used to launch a quadratics units and insights related to symmetry and factored form. Continue reading NCTM 2018 Regional – Quadratic Sorting and Symmetry
Relevant Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.CED.A.1 Create equations and inequalities in one variable and use them to solve problems. Include equations arising from linear and quadratic functions, and simple rational and exponential functions. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.CED.A.2 Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; … Continue reading What Are Variables?
How can understanding symmetry help us graph quadratic equations? Continue reading Symmetry and Graphing Quadratic Functions
How do we help students understand connections among graphical and symbolic representations of quadratic functions? Continue reading Graphs of Quadratic Functions
How do students learn what is and what isn’t a quadratic function? Continue reading Introducing Quadratic Functions