Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers

Using Math Stations for Commonsense Inclusiveness

This article, from the NCTM journal Teaching Children Mathematics, describes how teachers can meet diverse student needs by using a math stations approach. The authors, Janet B. Andreasen and Jessica H. Hunt, first discuss Process, Content, and Product differentiation; then using the lesson plan, Fun with Fractions (from Illuminations) they illustrate how to implement it using stations that "maximize learning for all while minimizing the need for or individual accommodations."

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A Physical Situation As a Way to Teach Angle

This article from Teaching Children Mathematics, describes a four-part lesson used in a study of 3rd and 4th graders. The authors, Valerie Munier, Claude Devichi, and Hélène Merle describe an experimental sequence to teach the concept of angle in elementary school. It shows how children abstract this concept from a real-life physical situation to connect physical and geometrical knowledge. The article has photos and pictures of student work.

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Why Are Things Shaped the Way They Are?

Important geometric concepts are embedded in the shape and design of natural and manufactured objects. In this article from Teaching Children Mathematics, the authors, David and Phyllis Whitin, first describe fourth graders exploring why manhole covers are circles. They then offer a range of activities to demonstrate how inquiring about shape in botany, geology, biology, and industry can effectively integrate science and mathematics and foster a life-long spirit of inquiry.

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Developing Geometric Thinking through Activities That Begin with Play

This article from Teaching Children Mathematics by Pierre van Hiele asserts that for children, geometry begins with play. Rich and stimulating instruction in geometry can be provided through playful activities with mosaics. Activities with mosaics and others using paper folding, drawing, and pattern blocks can enrich children's store of visual structures. They also develop a knowledge of shapes and their properties.

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Operations with Fractions

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