Investigations 3: Making Sense of and Persevering with the Mathematical Practices
An Essay on the Math Practices
What does it look like when students engage in the Mathematical Practices? What is the teacher’s role in supporting the Practices? Read Deborah Schifter and Susan Jo Russell’s essay about what it means to take the Mathematical Practices seriously as part of instruction.
Zoombinis is an exciting game in which players solve challenging puzzles as they explore a strange land packed with memorable and quirky characters. Players of all ages use and develop computational thinking skills, which are fundamental to the 21st century. The Educational Gaming Environments group (EdGE) is conducting research (grades 3-8) to better understand and help maximize the positive impacts of this awesome game. More »
Zoombinis, the small blue creatures, each with distinct personalities and appearances, are all imprisoned by the evil Bloats who took over their home – and they need your help to reach the safety of Zoombiniville. Using logic, data analysis, pattern finding and problem solving skills, children and adults will face a series of increasingly difficult challenges set within entertaining environments such as Pizza Pass, Titanic Tattooed Toads and Mudball Wall. Learn More »
In a direct challenge to the passive pipeline metaphor, the authors of this chapter describe multiple ways in which women of color are active agents in their educational and career trajectories. Read More »
Online courses' interactive sessions include readings, doing math, watching classroom video clips, and looking at and sorting student work. Participants share, collaborate, and reflect on the key learnings of each session with other educators in the Discussion Forum. Learn More »
June 15, 2016—Announcement
Former TERC ERC Fellow, Christopher Wright,
June 1, 2016—Announcement
Marlene Kliman gives "Three Tips for Teachers" in the Harvard Family Research Project's FINE Newsletter.
May 16, 2016—Announcement
TERC’s iSWOOP2.0 Launches National Science Communications Program in Acadia
TERC Hosts NSF 2016 STEM for All Video Showcase