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Erik Jacobson

Table representations of functions allow students to compare rows as well as values in the same row.

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Alison L. Mall and Mike Risinger

Our favorite lesson, an interactive experiment that models exponential decay, launches with a loud dice roll. This exploration engages students in lively data collection that motivates interest in key components of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: functions, modeling, and statistics and probability (CCSSI 2010).

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S. Asli Özgün-Koca, Michael Todd Edwards and Michael Meagher

The Spaghetti Sine Curves activity, which uses GeoGebra applets to enhance student learning, illustrates how technology supports effective use of physical materials.

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Dan Kalman and Daniel J. Teague

Using ideas of Galileo and Gauss but avoiding calculus, students create a model that predicts whether a fly ball will clear the famous left-field wall at Fenway Park.

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Sheldon P. Gordon

We tell students that mathematical errors should be avoided, but understanding errors is an important tool in developing numerical methods.