Introduce two topics in math, volume and triangle types, by using connections to STEM. Contributors to the iSTEM (Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) department share ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K–grade 6 classrooms.

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Mollie H. Appelgate,, an assistant professor at Iowa State University in Ames, researches teacher learning in STEM and enjoys seeing how STEM connections can make mathematics more meaningful.

Christa Jackson,, is an associate professor of mathematics education at Iowa State University and is interested in students' mathematical reasoning and problem solving.

Kari Jurgenson,, is a doctoral student at Iowa State University and has taught middle school and high school mathematics.

Ashley Delaney,, is a doctoral student at Iowa State University who is studying teaching and learning in mathematics and STEM education.

Edited by Melissa M. Soto,, an assistant professor of mathematics education in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University in California whose research interests focus on Cognitively Guided Instruction and children's mathematical thinking, professional development for elementary teachers, and mobile technology.

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Teaching Children Mathematics


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