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Teaching Is a Journey: Evolving Mathematician

Taajah Felder Witherspoon

Math mentors, challenging math problems, and empowered students are crucial for math growth in both students and educators.

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Balloons and Weights: Integer Subtraction in Context

Christine Andrews-Larson, Jonee Wilson, Matthew Mauntel, Jessica Smith, and Thomeca Hawthorne-Glover

Support students in developing contextual reasoning about integer subtraction.

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Math-Inspired Artwork

Alessandra King, Sophia Ouanes, and Claire Doh

Students and teachers enjoy exploring the boundaries between mathematics and art.

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“Rahul is a Math Nerd” and “Mia Can Be a Drama Queen”: How Mixed-Reality Simulations Can Perpetuate Racist and Sexist Stereotypes

Liza Bondurant and Daniel Reinholz

This article focuses on using simulations of practice in teacher education. We studied preservice teachers’ engagement with a popular simulations platform, which creates mixed-reality simulations of five digital avatars controlled by a single live interactor. Because simulations are only an approximation of real practice, our overarching goal was to understand how mathematical stereotypes might arise in simulated spaces. We used Discourse analysis to classify the stereotypes present and the EQUIP observation tool to understand how PTs made participation opportunities available. We found that the simulations might have perpetuated overtly racist and sexist stereotypes and that negatively stereotyped students were afforded lower-quality opportunities to participate. We discuss how to mitigate potential harm caused and offer guidance for redesigning more equitable and antiracist simulations. Our goal is to raise critical questions for our field around the use of simulations of practice.

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Women Who Count: The Story Before and After

Shelly M. Jones

Ear to the Ground features voices from serveral corners of the mathematics education world.

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Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse of SEL

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.

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Cultural Responsiveness and Mathematical Practices

Jen Munson, Geetha Lakshminarayanan, and Thomas J. Rodney

Off You Go is a PK–12 mathematical routine that leverages children’s home resources and assets to support them in developing conceptual precision. We provide a guide for how to adapt this routine to engage students at any grade in argumentation and attending to precision.

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We Are Different but the Same!

Deanna Pecaski McLennan

Use the language of mathematics to explore diversity in kindergarten.

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Centering Families’ Mathematical Practices in a Multilingual Space

Amanda M. Dominguez, Marina Feldman, Dan Battey, Christelle Palpacuer Lee, and Jessica Hunsdon

Rethink family mathematics nights by drawing on an asset-based perspective in a virtual environment, centering multilingualism and community mathematics knowledge.

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The Mathematical Wonders of 3D Printing

Gavin Cunningham and Siddhi Desai

We share how engaging in the mathematical process of 3D printing captured and elevated our interest in discovering the wonder, joy, and beauty of mathematics in the world around us.