This department showcases students' in-depth thinking and work on problems previously published in Teaching Children Mathematics. This article discusses solutions to the Dessert Dilemma problem that ran in the August 2013 issue.
Erin Moss, firstname.lastname@example.org, is an assistant professor in the mathematics department at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.
Edited by Signe E. Kastberg, email@example.com, a teacher of prospective elementary school teachers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Each month, this section of the Problem Solvers department discusses the classroom results of using problems presented in previous issues of TCM. Find detailed submission guidelines for all departments at www.nctm.org/tcmdepartments.