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## Looking for Math in All the Right Places!

This article describes how fortuitous mathematical moments should be noticed, encouraged, embraced, and capitalized upon.

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## Five Core Routines for Teaching Mathematics Outside

Integrating mathematics and nature offers students benefits for physical and mental health and enriches their learning.

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## Smiles: A Strengths-Based On-Ramp Mathematics Task

Use this activity to support students in working together, recognizing one another’s contributions, and leveraging their mathematical strengths to solve challenging problems.

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## Student Engagement with the “Into Math Graph" Tool

We introduce the Into Math Graph tool, which students use to graph how “into" mathematics they are over time. Using this tool can help teachers foster conversations with students and design experiences that focus on engagement from the student’s perspective.

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## Technology Continues to Evolve

Over the past 100 years, technology has evolved in unprecedented fashion. Calculators, computers, and smart phones have become ubiquitous, yet school mathematics experiences for many children still remain without many powerful technological tools for the exploration of mathematics. We consider the evolution of some tools as we imagine a future.

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## Using Artwork to Explore Proportional Reasoning

By examining ratios in paintings and using a free educational app, students can size up artists' use of proportional reasoning in their creations.

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## Chivalry, at Least “Math Chivalry,” Is Not Dead!

A cartoon exploring a problem about order of operations is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.

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## Questioning the Order of Operations

Abandon mnemonics and make stronger connections between the operations and properties of arithmetic.

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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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## Mystery Fractions

This activity engages students in problem solving while exploring key concepts of number theory, such as divisibility and divisibility tests, place value, fractions, and scale factors.