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Mathematics CTS Supplement Search

CTS maintains a supplementary database of resources.The resources are content specific and can be used to supplement a specific CTS topic. For example, if you are a teacher conducting an individual study or you are designing a CTS for professional development on the topic of graphing, you might search for an article in the supplementary database to enhance your study. By selecting Data Analysis under "Category"; Bar Graphs, Histograms, and Line Graphs under "CTS Topic", and Journal Article"under "Resource Type" and then clicking the "Apply" button, you will come across the web-based article,Making Sense of Graphs: Critical Factors Influencing Comprehension and Instructional Implications published in the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education. Clicking on the title of the resource will then give you the full description of how it can be used with CTS. Each time a new mathematics supplement is posted, it will appear in the Mathematics Supplement box on the CTS home page.

  • This article explores misconceptions that students hold about sampling techniques on surveys and discusses implications for instruction. This...

    Jacobs, Victoria R., (1999). How do Students Think about Statistical Sampling before Instruction? Mathematics: Teaching in the Middle School Journal December Issue: 240
  • A brief overview of the importance of measurement in science and daily life. Standards from NSES and NCTM are summarized as well as student...

    Haury, David L. (2003). Fundamental Skills in Science: Measurement, Eric Digest ED482721. To view online: http://www.ericdigests.org/2004-4/skills.htm
  • This article discusses teacherís own subject-matter knowledge of division of fractions as well as the likely sources of common misconceptions held...

    Tirosh, Dina (2000). Enhancing Prospective Teachers' Knowledge of Children's Conceptions: The Case of Division of Fractions. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education January Issue: 5-25
  • This resource helps readers make sense of mathematics interweaving content ideas with instructional implications. Sixteen chapters reflect the...

    Van de Walle, John A. Elementary and middle cchool mathematics: Teaching developmentally, 6th ed. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc., 2007.
  • This article describes the implementation of an activity designed to confront a common misconception about variable. The article describes common...

    Stephens, Ana C. (2005) Developing Studentsí Understanding of Variable. Mathematics: Teaching in the Middle School 11(2) pg. 96
  • Can be used with Section II to examine implications for instruction and Section IV for research on student learning

    NCTM. (1999). Developing Mathematical Reasoning in Grades K-12, 1999 Yearbook. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. To read the article online: http://www.wcer.wisc.edu/ncisla/publications/articles/NCTMMR.PDF
  • An article that looks at students' responses to open-ended questions related to sampling. The objective of the analysis is to understand the...

    Watson, Jane M., Moritz, Jonathan B.(2000). Developing Concepts of Sampling. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education January Issue: 44-70
  • This section in Curriculum and evaluation standards for school mathematics focuses on evaluation of standard 7 ñ Reasoning and can be used as a...

    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (1989). Mathematics.Curriculum and evaluation standards for school mathematics. Reston, VA: NCTM
  • This video can be used with CTS Section I to develop teacher content understanding. The video uses an every day application of the relationship...

    Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications (1989). Correlation. Tape #9 in Against All Odds- Inside Statistics. Anneneberg CPB. To access video online: http://www.learner.org/resources/series65.html#
  • This article describes developing fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions by focusing instruction on the big idea of operating with...

    Mack, Nancy K. (2004). Connecting to Develop Computational Fluency with Fractions. Teaching Children Mathematics. November Issue: 226-232.