Embarrassingly traditional. Isn't admitting your problem the first step to change? I confess: I was an embarrassingly traditional math teacher.

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Maura Olvey, maura_olvey@scps.k12.fl.us, teaches math and science at Sabal Point Elementary School in Florida. She loves to play kickball and wants math class to be her students' favorite time of day. Edited by Sueanne E. McKinney, smckinne@odu.edu, an assistant professor of educational curriculum and instruction/STEM at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. TCM's “from the classroom” department, dedicated to the practicing elementary teacher, is a forum for sharing knowledge that is daily generated and used in classroom settings. Send submissions, not to exceed 2000 words, to this department by accessing tcm.msubmit.net. Find detailed submission guidelines for all departments at www.nctm.org/tcmdepartments.

(Corresponding author is Olvey maura_olvey@scps.k12.fl.us)
(Corresponding author is McKinney smckinne@odu.edu)
Teaching Children Mathematics

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