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Esther M. H. Billings and Barbara A. Swartz

For two decades, teacher educators have called for practice-based approaches in teacher education (Ball & Cohen, 1999; Smith, 2001) as a way to better prepare preservice teachers (PSTs), where practice is “a site for inquiry, in order to center professional learning in practice" (Ball & Cohen, 1999, p. 19) and the goal is to prepare teachers “skilled at teaching, not just studying and analyzing schools and classrooms" (Forzani, 2014). Instead of coursework on learning about teaching practices, this approach integrates theoretical and practical knowledge, immerses PSTs in the work of

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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.

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Sherin Gamoran Miriam and James Lynn

This article explores three processes involved in attending to evidence of students' thinking, one of the Mathematics Teaching Practices in Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All. These processes, explored during an activity on proportional relationships, are discussed in this article, another installment in the series.

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

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

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Sarah K. Bleiler-Baxter, Sister Cecilia Anne Wanner O.P., and Jeremy F. Strayer

Explore what it means to balance love for mathematics with love for students.

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Christie Henderson

Math is so much more than numbers.

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

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

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Annie Perkins and Christy Pettis

Students are given a problem to break down rectangles.

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Laurie Speranzo and Erik Tillema

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

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Candace Joswick, Douglas H. Clements, Julie Sarama, Holland W. Banse, and Crystal A. Day-Hess

Modify activities according to these principles and suggestions.