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.

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## Quick Reads: Using Technology to Build a Pen for Browser

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### Leigh Haltiwanger, Robert M. Horton and Brooke Lance

Making mathematics meaningful is a challenge that all math teachers endeavor to meet. As math teachers, we spend countless hours crafting problems that will energize students and help them connect mathematical topics to their everyday lives. Being successful in our efforts requires that we allow students to explore ideas before we provide explanations and demands that we ask questions to promote a depth of thinking and reasoning that would not occur without such probing (Marshall and Horton 2009).

### Joel Amidon and Matt Roscoe

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

### Signe E. Kastberg, Beatriz S. D'Ambrosio, Kathleen Lynch-Davis, Alexia Mintos and Kathryn Krawczyk

A Cherry Syrup problem can build links between ratio and graphing.

### Joel Amidon and Matt Roscoe

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

### Jennifer Suh and Padmanabhan Seshaiyer

Skills that students will need in the twenty-first century, such as financial literacy, are explored in this classroom-centered research article.

### Joel Amidon and Matt Roscoe

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

## Quick Reads: Journaling: Out with the Old

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### Shelli L. Casler-Failing

Students' writings in math class can be used for both reflection and assessment.

### Gloriana González and Anna F. DeJarnette

Students develop ownership and increase their understanding of mathematics when they are allowed to discuss alternative perspectives.

### Kimberly M. Lilienthal

Exploring airport traffic, usage, hours of operation, and security statistics are all ways to model and bring relevance to math. Students soar while exploring the mathematics of aircraft: dimensions, cargo, fuel, and passenger capacity. Comparing two airports or aircraft would be valuable ways to extend their mathematical journey.