Share Paper: Virtual algebraic explorations: The impact of motion on slope

  1. Terri L. Kurz, Arizona State University, United States
  2. Pamela J. Harris, Arizona State University, United States
  3. Jeffrey Starr, Relay Graduate School of Education, United States
Tuesday, November 3 10:15-10:30 AM Room 4

Abstract: Teaching hands-on mathematics can be difficult in virtual environments. Oftentimes in mathematics, students are encouraged to explore ideas in tactile ways while working in collaborative groups. With the current environment often necessitating isolated virtual learning, creative methods must be employed to meet learners’ needs. Here, we present a method of teaching slope through motion that was designed to support our university’s transition to online learning with preservice elementary mathematics teachers (grades K-8). The content designed aligns with standards commonly taught at the upper elementary/middle school levels.