Using Plot Twists to Engage Learners

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To deepen students' mathematical interest and knowledge, the authors use a mathematical story-planning framework to design and enact a fifth-grade measurement lesson.

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Laura E. Ryan, lryan@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us, teaches fifth grade at Sherwood Middle School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. She studied elementary education at Westfield State University and mathematics education at Boston University (BU) in Massachusetts.

Leslie Dietiker, dietiker@bu.edu, is currently an assistant professor of mathematics education at BU. Her research examines how mathematics curriculum can spark students' curiosity in and passion for mathematics. Before graduate school, she taught high school mathematics for seventeen years in San Francisco, California.

(Corresponding author is Ryan lryan@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us)
(Corresponding author is Dietiker dietiker@bu.edu)
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