The Common Core State Standards can be taught with Minecraft, an interactive creative Lego®-like game. Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (iSTEM) authors share ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K—grade 6 classrooms.
Beth Bos, email@example.com, an associate professor at Texas State University, is interested in elementary school mathematics and micro-identities.
Lucy Wilder, firstname.lastname@example.org, has been an elementary school instructional coach for six years in San Marcos CISD, Texas. She is interested in mathematical problem solving.
Marcelina Cook, email@example.com, a math and science instructional coach at Campbell Elementary School in Austin ISD, Texas, is interested in creating alternative ways of demonstrating geometric concepts and its applications to real-world problems as well as technological uses that pique the interest of her students.
Ryan O'Donnell, firstname.lastname@example.org, works as a senior associate of student learning and assessment for the Office of Educator Quality in the Austin ISD in Texas. He is interested in numeracy and building students' numerical fluency foundation.
Edited by Terri Kurz, email@example.com, who teaches mathematics and mathematics methodology at Arizona State University, Polytechnic in Mesa
Jorge Garcia, Jorge.firstname.lastname@example.org, who teaches at California State University Channel Islands. 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 www.nctm.org/tcmdepartments.