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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.

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Featured Project

Technology to Support Mathematical Argumentation

PI: Andee Rubin

Funder: National Science Foundation

In collaboration with MIT and leading mathematics educators studying early algebra reasoning, TERC is designing and implementing a computational toolset with which elementary students can construct and share mathematical proofs. More »

Featured Service

Investigations Workshops for Transforming Mathematics

Investigations Workshops

Investigations Workshops offers customizable professional development for teachers, administrators, and mathematics leaders in schools and districts implementing the Investigations in Number, Data and Space curriculum. Learn More »

Featured Product

Signing Math & Science

For Signing Math & Science, TERC and Vcom3D are using the SigningAvatar® assistive technology to develop illustrated, interactive 3D standards-based sign language dictionaries that offer students in grades K-8 and 9-12 who are deaf and hard of hearing increased access to the same learning opportunities that hearing students enjoy. More »

Featured Research

White Paper: Under the Microscope

Authors: Brian Drayton, Gilly Puttick, and Meaghan Donovan.

The 2013 white paper, Under the Microscope, examines research literature on biology labs (1987-2007), including papers and dissertations in English from 23 research journals, and covering work done in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The study evaluated the papers to discern trends, summarize findings, and identify gaps in the literature on biology labs from grade 5 to introductory college courses. Read More »


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