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Hoyun Cho and Carolyn Osborne

Postscript items are designed as rich grab-and-go resources that any teacher can quickly incorporate into his or her classroom repertoire with little effort and maximum impact. A personal timeline provides a rich and relevant context this month for students' to investigate numbers and number relationships.

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Lincoln Peirce

A cartoon involving presidential birth dates is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.

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Jody Guarino

Postscript items are designed as rich “grab-and-go” resources that any teacher can quickly incorporate into their classroom repertoire with little effort and maximum impact. In this article, classroom clocks are used as an effective tool to support student understanding of basic number, fraction, and geometry concepts.

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Beth Bos, Lucy Wilder, Marcelina Cook and Ryan O'Donnell

The Common Core State Standards can be taught with Minecraft, an interactive creative Lego®-like game. Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (iSTEM) authors share ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K—grade 6 classrooms.

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Math for Real: The Top Speed for Humans

“when will I ever use this?”

Alessandra King

The running speed of athletes provides the real-life tie-in to this computation activity.

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Joel Amidon and Matt Roscoe

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

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Michelle L. Stephan

A grocery shopping problem can link the Common Core's standards with a new classroom culture.

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Joel Amidon and Matt Roscoe

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

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Liat Zippin

This month, we look at how road trips are full of fun opportunities to explore patterns and combinations, departure and arrival times, and rates and ratios. This department features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme that aims for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes at four activities each for students in the K–2, 3–4, and 5–6 grade bands.

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Casey Hord and Samantha Marita

Support math conversations and teach students to approach various problem-solving tasks by encouraging the use of tables.