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
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
We debuted our first video from the Two-Minute Teacher’s Guide (TMTG) at the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics‘ Annual Meeting last week. We had a … Continue reading Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics
The Two-Minute Teacher’s Guide is a free resource that connects teachers to the best ideas from education research, but it’s through a format that can actually fit into your daily planning process. Continue reading What is the Two-Minute Teacher’s Guide?