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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## Student Engagement with the “Into Math Graph" Tool

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

## Escape Room Math: Luna's Lines

### Micah S. Stohlmann

An escape room can be a great way for students to apply and practice mathematics they have learned. This article describes the development and implementation of a mathematical escape room with important principles to incorporate in escape rooms to help students persevere in problem solving.

## Using Scratch Programming to Explore Coordinates

### Erell Germia and Nicole Panorkou

We present a Scratch task we designed and implemented for teaching and learning coordinates in a dynamic and engaging way. We use the 5Es framework to describe the students' interactions with the task and offer suggestions of how other teachers may adopt it to successfully implement Scratch tasks.

## Avoiding the Ineffective Keyword Strategy

### Karen S. Karp, Sarah B. Bush, and Barbara J. Dougherty

Try these meaningful alternative approaches to helping students make sense of word problems.

## A Better Tomorrow through Math

### Christie Henderson

Math is so much more than numbers.

## Capturing Mathematical Curiosity with Notice and Wonder

### Aaron M. Rumack and DeAnn Huinker

Capturing students' own observations before solving a problem propelled a culture of sense making by meeting needs typical of middle school learners.

## Connecting Quadratics, Line Segments, Continued Fractions, and Matrices

### Lee Melvin M. Peralta

One of the many benefits of teaching mathematics is having the opportunity to encounter unexpected mathematical connections while planning lessons or exploring ideas with students and colleagues. Consider the two problems in **figure 1**.

## Danger! Animals in the Mathematics Classroom

### Stefanie D. Livers, Kristin E. Harbour, and Lindsey Fowler

In our attempts to make a concept easier, we may hinder student learning.

## Decomposing Rectangles

### Annie Perkins and Christy Pettis

Students are given a problem to break down rectangles.

## Designing for Voice and Agency

### Laurie Speranzo and Erik Tillema

Specific teacher moves and lesson planning can facilitate student empowerment in the middle school classroom.