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Advancing Agency Through Conjecturing

Kristin Doherty

Support students in conjecturing in ways that can promote their agency in the learning process.

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Building on Student Assets Through Number Talks

Jodie A. Bailey

This author used Number Talks as an asset-based approach to build on students’ prior knowledge and make connections across strategies in a Grade 7 mathematics class to address unfinished learning that occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Balloons and Weights: Integer Subtraction in Context

Christine Andrews-Larson, Jonee Wilson, Matthew Mauntel, Jessica Smith, and Thomeca Hawthorne-Glover

Support students in developing contextual reasoning about integer subtraction.

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Teaching Is a Journey: From Apathy to Passion

Taea Fonkert

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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Using Number Talks to Compare Fractions

George J. Roy, Kristin E. Harbour, Christie Martin, and Matthew Cunningham

Using this strategy, a teacher facilitates a short conversation during which students verbally explain and justify reasoning. We have found that a coordinated series of number talks supports students’ reasoning when comparing fractions.

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The Opportunities of No-Solution Problems

Nicholas J. Gilbertson

When students encounter unusual situations or exceptions to rules, they can become frustrated and can question their understanding of particular topics. In this article, I share some practical tips.

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Triangle Center Technology

Anne Quinn

The paper discusses technology that can help students master four triangle centers -- circumcenter, incenter, orthocenter, and centroid. The technologies are a collection of web-based apps and dynamic geometry software. Through use of these technologies, multiple examples can be considered, which can lead students to generalizations about triangle centers.

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Using Scaffolding to Scale-up Justifications

Carolyn James, Ana Casas, and Douglas Grant

Encouraging students to justify earlier as they attempt to solve an open-ended task can lead to greater understanding and engagement.

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Patterns on a Calendar

big solutions to little problems

Jo Ann Cady and Pamela J. Wells

Solutions to a previous Solve It problem are discussed, and the procedures used with problem solving are explored.

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The Locker Problem: An Open and Shut Case

Patrick M. Kimani, Dana Olanoff, and Joanna O. Masingila

The Mathematics Teaching Practices open the door to helping students engage with meaningful mathematics.