Teaching students to apply structural thinking instead of automatically following procedures and algorithms can result in efficient, elegant strategies and fewer errors.

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### Richard A. Andrusiak and Antonella Perucca

Growing Problem Solvers provides four original, related, classroom-ready mathematical tasks, one for each grade band. Together, these tasks illustrate the trajectory of learners’ growth as problem solvers across their years of school mathematics.

### Blair Izard

Thu author asks readers to pause and reflect on the progress made in instructional practice over the last decade and reminds teachers and educators that the power to make change is in their hands.

### Caleb Goff

This article describes how using music and the TikTok platform can help students recall mathematical definitions in a whimsical and relatable way.

### The Math Learning Center Content Development Team and J. Michael Shaughnessy

Problems to Ponder provides 28 varying, classroom-ready mathematics problems that collectively span PK–12, arranged in the order of the grade level. Answers to the problems are available online. Individuals are encouraged to submit a problem or a collection of problems directly to mtlt@nctm.org. If published, the authors of problems will be acknowledged.

### Johnnie Wilson

This department provides a space for current and past PK–12 teachers of mathematics to connect with other teachers of mathematics through their stories that lend personal and professional support.

### Miranda L. Sigmon, Kavin Ming, and Daniel Herring

Disciplinary literacy involves reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking in the context of specific disciplines. Word sorts are a way for students to acquire and examine vital features of mathematics vocabulary as they process and organize new content-specific ideas.