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Erin R. Moss

As you are enjoying your favorite icecream cone or sundae, take a moment to think about where your ice cream came from. If you have never visited a dairy farm, you might have a quaint image of a person sitting on a stool, milking a cow by hand into a metal pail. However, technological advances have automated many aspects of dairy farming, including processes for efficient milking. A rotary milking parlor is one such technology currently in use.

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Erin R. Moss

A good problem can capture students' curiosity and can serve many functions in the elementary school classroom: to introduce specific concepts the teacher can build on once students recognize the need for additional mathematics or to help students see where to apply already-learned concepts. We encourage teachers to use the monthly problem in their own classrooms and report solutions, strategies, reflections, and misconceptions to the journal audience.

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Erin R. Moss

This month's problem capitalizes on children's natural enthusiam to explore patterns to help them solve problems that might be too difficult or time-consuming to model directly.

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Roger S. Wolbert and Erin R. Moss

Whether you are teaching trigonometry for the first time or you have taught the subject for years, you may be wondering how to get your students more involved in understanding the meaning of a radian. How can you increase student engagement while making radian measures of angles meaningful in a way that provides a solid foundation for future mathematical learning?