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See, Think, and Wonder Geoboard Art

Enrique Ortiz

Two original images were inspired by the use of an art studio app for digital drawings. This artistic process could be used to help created other original art and during See-Think-Wonder routines emphasizing meaningful observations and questioning skills.

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Mathematical Wonders and Reasons Abound in the Seasons

Maria Franshaw

Mathematics abounds in the beauty of the seasons. Where you live, work, or travel, how do you engage with and explore the wonders of math in our natural world?

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Math Chat Opportunities Abound!

Alice Aspinall

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

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Student Engagement with the “Into Math Graph" Tool

Amanda K. Riske, Catherine E. Cullicott, Amanda Mohammad Mirzaei, Amanda Jansen, and James Middleton

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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Odd Shape Out

big solutions to little problems

Jo Ann Cady and Pamela Wells

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

Joel Amidon and Matt Roscoe

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

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Palette of Problems – May 2014

Joel Amidon and Matt Roscoe

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

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Pattern-Block Puzzlers

Cathery Yeh

Postscript items are designed as rich “grab-and-go” resources that any teacher could quickly incorporate into his or her classroom repertoire with little effort and maximum impact. The current article shares ideas for using Pattern Blocks to increase students' creativity and problem solving skills while extending their understanding of geometric reasoning and number sense.

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Untangling Geometric Ideas

Claudia R. Burgess

This geometry lesson uses the work of abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky as a springboard and is intended to promote the conceptual understanding of mathematics through problem solving, group cooperation, mathematical negotiations, and dialogue.

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Cartoon Corner: Clockwise, but Not So Wise

A cartoon that explores 360 degrees and the directions of clockwise and counterclockwise is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.