Do you use mathematical discussions to increase engagement in your classroom? In this Front and Center article, authors provide a discourse tool that can be used to reveal potential biases found in the implementation of the Five Practices.

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### Ashley Schmidt, Treshonda Rutledge, Tandrea Fulton, and Sarah B. Bush

### Victoria R. Jacobs, Susan B. Empson, Joan M. Case, Amy Dunning, Naomi A. Jessup, Gladys Krause, and D’Anna Pynes

The authors introduce an activity involving “follow-up equations” to connect with ideas children have already expressed during fraction problem solving.

### 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.

### Sara Gartland, Shellee Wong, and Laurie Silverstein

Co-teachers in a ninth-grade algebra 1 class offered instruction that integrates mathematical learning with social and emotional learning during hybrid (online and face-to-face) class meetings, promoting healing and positive identity development among students.

### Rachel H. Orgel

Returning to in-person learning after COVID-19, our goal was to use our district’s framework along with the CASEL 5 to help us address the social and emotional learning needs of our students without losing the integrity of the mathematics.

### José Martínez Hinestroza and Vanessa Abreu

Children analyzed data to read their bodies and manage their emotions. To avoid controlling children’s bodies and emotions, the authors encourage teachers to embrace children’s unanticipated responses.

### Sarah Quebec Fuentes

Learn about strategies and tools to examine and improve your practice with respect to fostering equitable small-group, student-to-student discourse.

### Carrie Plank and Sarah Roller Dyess

Use these three strategies to support student perseverance and discourse about context.

### Chris Harrow and Justin Gregory Johns

Problems to Ponder provides 28 varying, classroom-ready mathematics problems that collectively span PK–12, arranged in the order of the grade level. Answers to the problems are available online. Individuals are encouraged to submit a problem or a collection of problems directly to mtlt@nctm.org. If published, the authors of problems will be acknowledged.

### Kaycie Maddox

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.