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Hyperbolic Duckies

Sophia Wood

Modeling exponential growth with crochet.

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GPS: Building Popcorn Boxes

Robert A. Powers and Michelle T. Chamberlin

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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Imagine It! Choose Your Own Pattern Block Adventure

Anita A. Wager, Brittany Caldwell, and Jamie Vescio

When given the opportunity to play with mathematical materials and ideas, children demonstrate their mathematical understanding in innovative ways.

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Using Mathematics to Design a Droid

George J. Roy, Matthew Cunningham, and Kenneth Rafanan

Teachers have the opportunity to make mathematics relevant. We leveraged the popularity of Star Wars to engage students in exploring and connecting two dimensions and three dimensions to careers in toy design.

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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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Math-Inspired Artwork

Alessandra King, Sophia Ouanes, and Claire Doh

Students and teachers enjoy exploring the boundaries between mathematics and art.

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Mathematical Connections: Many Faces of the Truncated Icosahedron

Enrique Ortiz

Examine this geometric figure in light of a set of connections among fields such as architecture, geometry, science, sports, technology, and associated uses, models, and discoveries.

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The Mathematical Wonders of 3D Printing

Gavin Cunningham and Siddhi Desai

We share how engaging in the mathematical process of 3D printing captured and elevated our interest in discovering the wonder, joy, and beauty of mathematics in the world around us.

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Looking for Math in All the Right Places!

Nasim Chenari

This article describes how fortuitous mathematical moments should be noticed, encouraged, embraced, and capitalized upon.

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The Discovery of Wonderful Ideas

Enrique Ortiz

This article presents an example of discovering an idea through creative play. After some trial and error, I drew a wonderful image, which I later learned was a two-dimensional view of a four-dimensional shape called tesseract.