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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## Construct It! The Great Mini-Golf Project

### Sandra Vorensky

## Beware of “Gaps” in Students’ Fraction Conceptions

### Patrick L. Sullivan, Joann E. Barnett, and Kurt Killion

Many students have a dominant part-whole conception of fractions. We examine why this is problematic and explore strategies to move students beyond this limitation.

## Exploring Young Children’s Math Thinking in Sandcastle Building

### Hannah Tan and Cynthia Lim

Children explore concepts of capacity and height measurement through sand play in nursery class.

## Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

### Nicola M. Hodkowski and Carolyn Carhart-Quezada

Different types of open tasks can be used as a tool to promote rigorous student mathematical discourse and considerations for facilitation.

## Reconsidering Mathematical Authority

### Michael D. Hicks, Jessica Pierson Bishop, Christina Koehne, and Mai Bui

Who has mathematical authority in your classroom, and what does authority look like? Find out different ways you can help students gain authority.

## Using Public Records to Scaffold Joint Sense Making

### Keith R. Leatham, Blake E. Peterson, Ben Freeburn, Sini W. Graff, Laura R. Van Zoest, Shari L. Stockero, and Nitchada Kamlue

Teachers can more productively use board work to scaffold joint sense making.

## Ways to Help Students Become Powerful Mathematical Thinkers

### Alan H. Schoenfeld

Ear to the Ground features voices from several corners of the mathematics education world.

## Adapt It! Adapting Stories and Technology for Engagement in Geometry

### Karen L. Terrell, Dennis J. DeBay, and Valerie J. Spencer

A task to develop and provide access to mathematics for all.

## Build It! The Rectangle Game

### Theresa Wills, Jennifer Suh, Kate Roscioli, Amanda Guzman, Jennifer Everdale, and Sandra Lee

Discover technology-enhanced, game-based tasks and student generalizations.

## Construct It! What’s in a Name? Collecting, Organizing, and Representing Data

### Eva Thanheiser, Courtney Koestler, Amanda T. Sugimoto, and Mathew D. Felton-Koestler

Build a classroom community by building representations and visualizations of data related to students’ names.