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Real-World Scenarios Value Community and the Climate

Helen Francis and Susan O. Cannon

A hurricane’s coming! Students use mathematical modeling to consider 
different configurations of vehicles to evacuate people before a hurricane.

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Developing the Write Reasoning in Kindergarten Mathematics

Alexa E. Freitas, Riki Fujioka, Haley M. Zmijewski, and Tutita M. Casa

Learn how to introduce kindergarteners to mathematical writing and develop their ability to reason and communicate their thinking to others.

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Improve It! Understanding Shape’s Structures

Joana Conceição and Margarida Rodrigues

A look at first graders’ abilities to build and improve their geometry constructions while moving between and connecting 2D and 3D representations.

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Exploring Young Children’s Math Thinking in Sandcastle Building

Hannah Tan and Cynthia Lim

Children explore concepts of capacity and height measurement through sand play in nursery class.

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Imagine It! Choose Your Own Pattern Block Adventure

Anita A. Wager, Brittany Caldwell, and Jamie Vescio

When given the opportunity to play with mathematical materials and ideas, children demonstrate their mathematical understanding in innovative ways.

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Translanguaging Pedagogy in Elementary Mathematics

Tara M. Willging and Luciana C. de Oliveira

A monolingual English-speaking teacher reflects on her experiences practicing a translanguaging stance in first grade with two multilingual learners and provides a set of guiding principles.

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Composing Tangram Puzzles to Support Shape Transformation

Laura Bofferding and Yi Zhu

Different types of tangram puzzles can encourage students to make sense of problems and engage in the computational thinking practice of debugging.

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Are We Preparing Agents of Change or Instruments of Inequity? Teaching Toward Antiracist Mathematics Teacher Education

Joel Amidon, Anne Marie Marshall, and Rebecca E. Smith

The authors began this work with the understandings that (a) there is no “neutral” when it comes to the teaching of mathematics, and (b) mathematics teacher educators need to do something to help produce teachers of mathematics that develop students’ relationships with mathematics and push against the inequities that exist both within and outside of the classrooms in which they will teach. In response, the authors created, deployed, and studied a learning module in an attempt to enact antiracist mathematics teacher education. The learning module activities, the findings about the learning from the prospective teachers who engaged in the module, and messages for mathematics teacher educators who want to engage in this work are shared.

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Identity Making in Kindergarten: Diego’s Story

Jody Guarino and Sara Manseau

Read about Diego, a kindergarten student, as he develops his mathematical identity and competency.

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Math Storytelling in PK–2 Classrooms

Janice Novakowski

Mathematical storytelling is a way for young children to make connections between mathematics and their lives. The practices of using equations and materials are shared as sparks for mathematical storytelling.