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A Better Tomorrow through Math

Christie Henderson

Math is so much more than numbers.

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Danger! Animals in the Mathematics Classroom

Stefanie D. Livers, Kristin E. Harbour, and Lindsey Fowler

In our attempts to make a concept easier, we may hinder student learning.

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Investigating a Super-Bear

Clayton M. Edwards, Rebecca R. Robichaux-Davis, and Brian E. Townsend

Three inquiry-based tasks highlight the planning, classroom discourse, positive results, and growth in one class's journey.

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May 2019 Calendar and Solutions

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Problems

Stephen Phelps

Edited by Anna F. DeJarnette

A monthly set of problems targets a variety of ability levels.

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Threatened to extinction

P. Reneé Hill-Cunningham

Hundreds of species of animals around the world are losing their habitats and food supplies, are facing extinction, or have been hunted or otherwise negatively influenced by humans. Students learn about some of these animals and explore multiple solution strategies as they solve this month's problems. Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. These articles aim for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6.

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Addressing Misconceptions in Algebra 1

Joanna B. Stegall and Jacquelynn A. Malloy

An algebra 1 teacher collaborated with two university researchers to develop vocabulary minilessons and peer discussions to support students in understanding and using algebraic language.

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Building Sets, Video Games, and Scatterplots

Sarah Ferguson

Explore the creation of a unique problem-based learning (PBL) experience.

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Learning to See Students' Mathematical Strengths

Abbe Skinner, Nicole Louie, and Evra M. Baldinger

A teacher shares her journey toward disrupting her conditioning to create more humanizing math learning experiences for her students, incorporating strategies that every educator can use.

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LEGOs: Linking Units, Operations, and Area

Megan H. Wickstrom, Elizabeth Fulton, and Dacia Lackey

Use those multicolored linking bricks to help students connect measurement with an understanding of number and operations as well as fractions.