The Math-alachian Trail

Cacey L Wells

Abstract


This practitioner article highlights the use of digital math trails with in-service mathematics teachers at all levels. The purpose of a digital math trail is to connect learners with a physical space while engaging them in open-ended mathematics problems that promote critical thinking and problem-solving savvy. This article also provides simple steps to help teachers learn how to create their own digital math trails for their students.

Full Text:

PDF

References


Boaler, J. (2016). Mathematical mindsets: Unleashing students' potential through creative math, inspiring messages, and innovative teaching. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Garrett, L., Huang, L., & Charleton, M. C. (2016). A Framework for authenticity in the mathematics and statistics classroom. Mathematics Educator, 25(1), 32-55.

King, A. (2018). Finding the beauty of math outside class. Edutopia. Retrieved from https://www.edutopia.org/article/finding-beauty-math-outside-class

Meyer, D. (2014). Real work v. real world. Dy/Dan Blog. Retrieved from http://blog.mrmeyer.com/2014/developing-the-question-real-work-v-real-world/

Newmann, F. M., Secada, W. G., & Wehlage, G. (1995). A guide to authentic instruction and assessment: Vision, standards and scoring. Wisconsin Center for Education Research.

Wells, C & Sprott, A. (2020) Oil-land: An investigation into inquiry, dialogue, and action, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 10.1080/15505170.2020.1793436.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2021 Cacey L Wells

The Ohio Journal of School Mathematics is published by the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics and hosted by The Ohio State University Libraries.

If you encounter problems with the site or have comments to offer, including any access difficulty due to incompatibility with adaptive technology, please contact libkbhelp@lists.osu.edu.

ISSN 2472-5986 (print)
ISSN 2472-601X (online)