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## Odd Shape Out

### big solutions to little problems

Solutions to a previous Solve It problem are discussed, and the procedures used with problem solving are explored.

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## Palette of Problems

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

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## Mathematical Explorations: Find the Distance: No Formula Necessary

This activity involves finding the distance between two points in a coordinate plane and emphasizes reasoning from repeated calculations, which is one of the mathematical practices specified by the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

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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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## Palette of Problems – April 2014

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

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## Math for Real: How Much Time Will Lena Save?

### “when will I ever use this?”

This problem ties in the Pythagorean theorem while two people walk around or across a park.

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## Quick Reads: MathMania: A Middle School Puzzle Book

### a good idea in a small package

Students are called to engage their creativity and problem-solving skills by designing their own puzzles. They share them with their classmates and produce an anthology that will be a keepsake of their mathematical year as well as a memento of their collective accomplishment.

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## Mathematical Explorations: How Tall Is That Tree?

An activity explores how to estimate the height of trees. Activity sheets are included.

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## Palette of Problems – February 2014

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

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## If Only Clairaut Had Dynamic Geometry Tools

Using Clairaut's historic-dynamic approach and dynamic geometry tools in middle school can develop students' conceptual understanding before they encounter formal proof in geometry.