The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is known for its proactive approach to addressing math education issues. The NCTM Mathematics Teacher journal promotes best practices in mathematics teaching. In the March 2011 issue, Frank Wilson (author of the Make It Real Learning Activity Library) will be featured. His article Inverse Functions: What Our Teachers Didn’t Tell Us provides an innovative strategy for teaching the concept of inverse functions to algebra students. By focusing on real world math and a sense-making approach, Wilson illustrates how the inverse function concept may be better taught and more easily understood by students.
We’ll post a link to the article when it’s available.