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## Chivalry, at Least “Math Chivalry,” Is Not Dead!

A cartoon exploring a problem about order of operations is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.

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## Questioning the Order of Operations

Abandon mnemonics and make stronger connections between the operations and properties of arithmetic.

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## Mystery Fractions

This activity engages students in problem solving while exploring key concepts of number theory, such as divisibility and divisibility tests, place value, fractions, and scale factors.

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## Cartoon Corner: Presidential Puzzlers

A cartoon involving presidential birth dates is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.

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## Palette of Problems

A monthly set of problems is aimed at a variety of ability levels.

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## Tasks to Develop Language for Ratio Relationships

Tasks that have been developed to build a foundation for ratio meanings and language not only provide valuable information about student thinking but also support proportional reasoning.

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## Difference Not Deficit: Reconceptualizing Mathematical Learning Disabilities

Mathematical learning disability (MLD) research often conflates low achievement with disabilities and focuses exclusively on deficits of students with MLDs. In this study, the author adopts an alternative approach using a response-to-intervention MLD classification model to identify the resources students draw on rather than the skills they lack. Detailed diagnostic analyses of the sessions revealed that the students understood mathematical representations in atypical ways and that this directly contributed to the persistent difficulties they experienced. Implications for screening and remediation approaches are discussed.

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## On My Mind: Principles to Actions: Mathematics Programs as the Core for Student Learning

This article provides an introduction to the six guiding principles for school mathematics and eight core mathematics teaching practices that appear in the new NCTM document, Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All.

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## Palette of Problems – May 2014

A monthly set of problems is aimed at a variety of ability levels.

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## Decimal Fractions: An Important Point

Teachers who are skilled at recognizing students' misconceptions about decimals are better equipped to make instructional decisions that build on these ideas.