Just as an acorn contains everything it needs to grow into a mighty tree, our students possess understandings hidden right beneath the surface that can be nurtured to support their growth into mighty mathematicians.

Contributor Notes

Marianne V. Strayton, mstrayton@ccsd.edu, is a K–5 math specialist in Clarkstown Central School District in New York.

Lisa Watts Lawton, law7061@lausd.net, is a National Board Certified Teacher who teaches second grade at Gardner Street Elementary School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. The two met as writers for Eureka Math, a PK–12 curriculum developed by the nonprofit Great Minds, and both authors use the curriculum with their students. Strayton and Lawton find joy and inspiration in sharing what is happening in their classrooms and in learning from each other's students and experiences.

(Corresponding author is Strayton mstrayton@ccsd.edu)
(Corresponding author is Lawton law7061@lausd.net)
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