* Understanding Diversity in Science and Mathematics
* Bay Odyans: Argumentation in Haitian Creole Classrooms
* Extending Mathematical Power: It’s Not Just Kid Stuff
* Karen in Motion
* The Logic of Everyday Languages
* Staying the Course: A Commitment to Inquiry-Based Learning
* Algebra in the Early Grades?
* Re-Opening the Science Door,
* Collaborative Inquiry Uses Data to Get Results
* Children’s Way with Words
* Cultivating a Culture of Inquiry
* Base x Height: The Transformation of a Rectangle
* Astrobiology: The Final Frontier of Science Education
* Assessment: Educate or Audit?
* Lost in Space: A Real Science Story
* Viewpoint: Where’s the Balance in Math Instruction?
* EarthKAM Around the World
* Facing Equity: Facing Ourselves
by Scott Bresnahan, Ted Ducas, and Andee Rubin
Hands On! Volume 17, No. 2, Fall 1994 (c) TERC, 1994. All rights reserved.
To many students, mathematics has only tenuous connections to their everyday lives and personal concerns. In recognition of this, current educational reform emphasizes that teachers should adopt curriculum activities that “connect mathematics to students’ lives.” But what kinds of activities might these be? How can students’ concerns be effectively integrated into mathematics instruction? » Read more