A simple problem-solving exercise encourages teachers to “start small” to reveal how third graders understand multiple math concepts simultaneously.
Aryn A. Siegel, email@example.com, now teaches fifth grade at Idyllwilde Elementary School in Sanford, Florida. She is interested in problem solving and gender differences in mathematics as well as in integrating math throughout all curriculum areas.
Enrique Ortiz, firstname.lastname@example.org, is an associate professor and teaches mathematics methods courses at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. He is interested in brainbased research and the use of technology to teach mathematics.