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.

## Building Algebraic Procedures From Concepts: Like Terms

### Leah M. Frazee and Adam R. Scharfenberger

This task sequence for adding and subtracting like terms—grounded in the concepts of equivalence and algebra as generalized arithmetic—helps students see connections between concepts and procedures in algebra.

## Making Black Girls Count in Math Education

### Nicole M. Joseph

The author shares an experience she had as a mathematics learner, which became the catalyst for her work as a mathematics education researcher. She discusses the issues that Black girls face in our math classrooms and offers potential solutions for partnering with Black girls.

## Broken Ceiling Lights: Circular Area Without the Radius

### Nicholas J. Gilbertson

A customer walks in to a lighting store with a broken ceiling light, and the solution to finding a replacement glass illuminates an alternative approach to finding the circumference and area of a circle without knowing the circle’s center, radius, or diameter.

## 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.

## Teaching Is a Journey: The Frog in the Well

### Linling Cai Chawla, Amanda Fox, and Elodie Resurreccion

Three authors from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, who discovered that their understanding of math and education have been limited by their cultural views, collaborate to become better educators.

## 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.

## Young Mathematicians Take Action Through Sport Clinics

### Jennifer Suh, Gretchen Maxwell, Kate Roscioli, Holly Tate, Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, and Risto Marttinen

A community-based mathematical modeling task focuses on exploring issues of inequities and lack of access to youth sports.