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 web-based article, from The Millennium Project in the UK, identifies perspectives through which children see fractions. It can be used with...

    NRich. 2011. Teaching Fractions with Understanding: Part-Whole Concept. http://nrich.maths.org/2550
  • The 10 assessment probes in the "Number and Operations" section of this book can be used as a CTS application to examine student thinking after...

    Rose, C., Minton, L., and Arline, C. 2007. Uncovering student thinking in mathematics- 25 formative assessment probes. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • This article describes how students generalize and formalize patterns using student developed schemas including subtracting out and building up....

    Steele, Diana F. (2005). Using Schemas to Develop Algebraic Thinking. Mathematics: Teaching in the Middle School 11(1), pgs. 40-46.
  • This article discusses the role of students' everyday knowledge of decimals in supporting the development of their knowledge of decimals....

    Irwin, Kathryn C. (2001). Using Everyday Knowledge of Decimals to Enhance Understanding. Journal for Research in Mathematics July Issue: 399-420
  • This article examines four areas of difficulty students have with graphing and modeling. The four areas are identified as connecting graphs with...

    Lapp, Douglas A., Cyrus, Vivian Flora (2000) Using Data-Collection Devices to Enhance Students' Understanding. Mathematics Teacher 93(6) pg 504
  • This article provides information about the scope and nature of studentsí difficulties with modeling and solving non-routine word problems using...

    Verschaffe, Lieven, Corte, Erik De and Vierstraete, Heidi (1999). Upper Elementary School Pupilsí Difficulties in Modeling and Solving Nonstandard Additive Word Problems Involving Ordinal Numbers. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education May Issue: 265-285
  • This article provides information about the scope and nature of studentsí difficulties with modeling and solving non-routine word problems using...

    Verschaffe, Lieven, Corte, Erik De and Vierstraete, Heidi (1999). Upper Elementary School Pupilsí Difficulties in Modeling and Solving Nonstandard Additive Word Problems Involving Ordinal Numbers. Journal for Research in Mathematics Education May Issue: 265-285
  • This article describes a technology-based approach for dealing with a misconception that some students hold concerning the equivalency of...

    Glass, Brad (2004) Transformations and Technology: What Path to Follow? Mathematics: Teaching in the Middle School 9(7) pg 392
  • Each book in this series of three illuminates the progression of strategies, the development of big ideas and the mathematical models that...

    Bibliographic Citation: Fosnot, Catherine Twomey and Dolk, Maarten (2001). The Young Mathematician at Work, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Each book in this series of three illuminates the progression of strategies, the development of big ideas and the mathematical models that...

    Fosnot, Catherine Twomey and Dolk, Maarten (2001). The Young Mathematician at Work, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.