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Nicole Wessman-Enzinger,, is a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics education at Illinois State University. She is interested in how children think about negative integers and the contexts they use to make sense of them.

Laura Bofferding,, is an assistant professor of mathematics education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She investigates young children's numerical reasoning, especially in relation to integers, and is interested in the identification and discussion of children's diverse solution strategies in lessons.

Edited by Signe E. Kastberg,, a teacher of prospective elementary teachers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; and Erin Moss,, an assistant professor in the mathematics department at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Each month, this section of the Problem Solvers department features a new challenge for students. Readers are encouraged to submit problems to be considered for future columns. Receipt of problems will not be acknowledged; however, those selected for publication will be credited to the author. Find detailed submission guidelines for all departments at

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