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Brian Gleason

An activity is designed to pique the interest of prospective secondary teachers who may doubt the value of learning abstract algebra for their chosen profession.

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Fred Dillon and Kevin Dykema

This problem ties into the real-life measurement found in the Richter scale.

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David A. Yopp and Jacob L. Ellsworth

Learn why generalizing is important but that overgeneralizing can be problematic.

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Leah Griffith

As classroom teachers, we try to provide opportunities for students to practice and use the algebra skills they are learning in ways that are nonroutine. We also want to help students connect the big ideas of math with the skills they are learning as part of the balance between understanding concepts and procedures. Math games can be used to accomplish these goals.

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Redeem Reasoning

readers speak out

Kuo-Liang Chang

This opinion piece discusses how simplicity, ease, and efficiency—in the guise of shortcuts, tips, and packed procedures—kill mathematical reasoning.

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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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Susan F. Zielinski and Michael Glazner

Help students stop making typical, persistent errors related to misconceptions about exponents, distribution, fraction simplification, and more.

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H. Bahadir Yanik and Yasin Memis

The number of people who are obese or overweight has dramatically increased throughout the world in recent years. This article presents an activity in which fifth- and sixth-grade students analyzed body mass index (BMI) and planned a diet accordingly; an interactive simulation supported the creation of a healthy eating regimen. iSTEM (Integrating Science, Technology, and Engineering in Mathematics) authors share ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K–grade 6 classrooms.

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Maura Olvey

Embarrassingly traditional. Isn't admitting your problem the first step to change? I confess: I was an embarrassingly traditional math teacher.

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Joel Amidon and Matt Roscoe

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