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James Russo and Toby Russo

Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. These articles aim for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6. In this issue, teachers read the classic Dr. Seuss book The Sneetches and other stories with their class and get students to engage with these associated mathematical problems. The problems, many of which are open-ended or contain multiple solutions or solution pathways, cover a range of mathematical concepts.

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James Russo and Toby Russo

Read the classic Dr. Seuss book One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish with your class and get students to engage with these associated mathematical problems. The problems cover a diverse range of key mathematical concepts. Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. These articles aim for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6.

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James Russo and Toby Russo

This month, students use a Harry Potter book as the context for a wide range of problems about key mathematical concepts. Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. These articles aim for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6.

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James Russo and Toby Russo

Read a Mr. Men story with your students, and tackle the associated mathematical tasks. Success with these tasks requires children to draw on a variety of problem-solving strategies, including drawing diagrams and pictures, creating tables, trial-and-error strategies (guess and check), modeling problems with concrete materials, and possibly even acting out the problems. Have fun!