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## Supporting Probability Understanding through Area Models

Moving beyond memorization of probability rules, the area model can be useful in making some significant ideas in probability more apparent to students. In particular, area models can help students understand when and why they multiply probabilities and when and why they add probabilities.

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## What's in a Name? Language Use as a Mirror into Your Teaching Practice

Language is key to how we understand and describe mathematics teaching and learning. Learning new terms can help us reflect on our practice and grow as teachers, yet may require us to be intentional about where and how we look for opportunities to expand our lexicons.

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## Noticing before Responding

This article provides a framework for integrating professional noticing into teachers' practice as a means to support instructional decisions. An illustrative example is included based on actual use with secondary students.

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## Bird Boxes Build Content Area Knowledge

Communicating reasoning and constructing models fold nicely into a geometry activity involving the building of nesting boxes.

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## What's the Big Deal about Vocabulary?

Techniques for teaching mathematics terminology allow adolescents to expand their abstract reasoning ability and move beyond operations into problem solving.

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## Conceptualizing Mathematics Using Narratives and Art

To support mathematical investigations, use this framework to guide students in constructing art-based and technology-based literature.

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## Beyond the Write Answer: Mathematical Connections

Allowing students to write in mathematics class can promote critical thinking, illustrate an awareness of mathematical connections, and result in clear communication as they share ideas comfortably with peers.

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## Capturing Thinking on the Talk Frame

This instructional tool helps students engage in discussions that foster student reasoning, then settle on correct mathematics.

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## Tales, Tasks, Tools, and Talk

Engage children in literature to pique their interest in quantity concepts, develop their fluency in measurement processes, and establish their quantitative literacy.

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## Functions and the Volume of Vases

While filling vases with water and observing volume and height relationships, students learn the fundamentals of functions.