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Construct It! The Great Mini-Golf Project

Sandra Vorensky

This fun project capitalizes on students’ lived experiences of playing miniature golf. Through authentic engagement and collaboration with peers, students can create their own visual representations and practical explanations of math concepts.

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Hyperbolic Duckies

Sophia Wood

Modeling exponential growth with crochet.

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The Beauty of Regular Hexagons

Arsalan Wares

The author shares geometry that inspires him.

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STEM and Social Consciousness

Krystal Jones Carter

A well-crafted classroom engineering challenge can effectively answer compelling questions about social and global responsibility.

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Composing Tangram Puzzles to Support Shape Transformation

Laura Bofferding and Yi Zhu

Different types of tangram puzzles can encourage students to make sense of problems and engage in the computational thinking practice of debugging.

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Algebraic Thinking in the Context of Spatial Visualization

Arsalan Wares and David Custer

This pattern-related problem, appropriate for high school students, involves spatial visualization, promotes geometric and algebraic thinking, and relies on a no-cost computer software program.

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GPS: Triangle Explorations and Constructions Using Robots

Hyejin Park, Tuğba Boz, Amanda Sawyer, and James C. Willingham

Growing Problem Solvers provides four original, related, classroom-ready mathematical tasks, one for each grade band. Together, these tasks illustrate the trajectory of learners’ growth as problem solvers across their years of school mathematics.

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See, Think, and Wonder Geoboard Art

Enrique Ortiz

Two original images were inspired by the use of an art studio app for digital drawings. This artistic process could be used to help created other original art and during See-Think-Wonder routines emphasizing meaningful observations and questioning skills.

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Teaching Is a Journey: Advice for a New Teacher

Sandy Vorensky

This department provides a space for current and past PK-12 teachers of mathematics to connect with other teachers of mathematics through their stories that lend personal and professional support.

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The Hidden Beauty of Complex Numbers

Juan Carlos Ponce Campuzano