Presented with a variety of palatable, inquiry-based, creative learning choices in geometry, this teacher and her fifth graders found tremendous satisfaction in meeting target goals for reasoning skills and taking important “next steps” in learning.

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Kathy A. Bacon,, teaches grade 5 at Mayfield Intermediate School in Manassas, Virginia. She is the fifth-grade mathematics department coordinator for Manassas City Public Schools and is a National Board Certified Teacher with a master's degree in mathematics education. Bacon is interested in the cultivation of mathematical thinking and reasoning as well as direct application of mathematics in the real world.

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