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
The TMTG team presented at the NCTM Regional conference about how to use the idea of “inciting incidents” from movies to make math lessons more engaging. Continue reading Inciting Incidents for Math Lessons
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?
The TMTG team presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics‘ Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. last week. The presentation focused on rethinking factored form and the leading coefficient of quadratic functions. Continue reading NCTM 2018 – Graphing Factors of Quadratics
The TMTG Team had a wonderful time working with a great group of teachers at Interface 2018 in Osage Beach, Missouri last weekend. Our presentation was entitled “Two-Minute Teacher’s Guide for Quadratic Functions” and featured ideas from upcoming videos! EDIT: Here is the video on introducing quadratics and here is the video on graphing quadratics. Continue reading Interface 2018 – Approaching Quadratics
The TMTG team presented at the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators‘ Annual Conference in Houston, TX, last week. Our presentation focused on encouraging teachers to make small changes in their practice in order to enact wide-scale change to mathematics education. … Continue reading AMTE 2018 – Incremental Changes to Teaching