Nothing quite captures young people's attention as easily as food does. Ordering pizza for a group can be a meaningful context for elementary school students. Sharing a meal with your class is a rewarding time for everyone and helps build positive relationships.
Edited by Joseph Georgeson, email@example.com, the middle school mathematics department chair and a teacher of eighth-grade students at the University School of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Sarah Bunten, firstname.lastname@example.org, a thirdgrade teacher at Pierce Lake Elementary School in Chelsea, Michigan; and Brian Schad, email@example.com, a fifth-grade teacher at Lawton Elementary School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Each month this section of the “problem solvers” department discusses the classroom results of using problems presented in previous issues of Teaching Children Mathematics. See detailed submission guidelines for all TCM departments at www.nctm.org/tcmdepartments.