This month, students use a Harry Potter book as the context for a wide range of problems about key mathematical concepts. Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. These articles aim for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6.
James Russo, email@example.com (Wilandra Rise Primary School), and Toby Russo, firstname.lastname@example.org (Bell Primary School), are primary school teachers in Victoria, Australia. Their teaching passion revolves around developing engaging games and activities that extend student thinking.
Edited by Lisa Brooks, Lisa.Brooks@ucf.edu, a lecturer in the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida in Orlando; and Samantha Neff, Samantha_neff@scps.k12.fl.us, a K–grade 5 math coach at Highlands Elementary School in Winter Springs, Florida. Email problem collections for the editors to consider as future Math by the Month columns. See submission guidelines at http://www.nctm.org/WriteForTCM. Email creative solutions and adapted problems to email@example.com for potential publication, noting Readers Exchange in the subject line.