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Karen K. Lucas and Ji-Won Son

Students work in pairs to estimate various lengths found in triangles and circles.

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Jennifer L. Zakrzewski

There are increased calls to incorporate technology into classrooms, which have led to the adoption of the iPad® in many classrooms around the country. This tablet computer is often chosen as the medium for technology integration because it is user-friendly, lightweight, and wireless. It also allows access to inexpensive applications. Although iPads may be considered expensive, they afford access to online textbooks that can be updated annually, thereby reducing costs over time.

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Readers Write – November 2013

letters from our readers

The letters-to-the-editor section.

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Patterns on a Calendar

big solutions to little problems

Jo Ann Cady and Pamela J. Wells

Solutions to a previous Solve It problem are discussed, and the procedures used with problem solving are explored.

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Solve It! Student Thinking: Aunt Martha's Cupcakes

big solutions to little problems

Sherry L. Bair and Edward S. Mooney

Solutions to a February 2013 Solve It! problem are discussed, and the procedures used with problem solving are explored.

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Solve It! Picking and Packing Strawberries

little problems with big solutions

Sherry L. Bair and JoAnn Cady

To elicit creative student thinking, this open-ended problem asks solvers to calculate fractional parts of crates of strawberries.

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Aunt Martha's Cupcakes

little problems with big solutions

Sherry Bair and Edward S. Mooney

The problem involving partial sums invites students to devise their own model and strategies.

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Donna Christy, Christine Payson and Patricia Carnevale

Various works of literature are explored in light of the math that can be gleaned from their pages; includes activity sheets.

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Aisling Leavy, Mairéad Hourigan and Áine McMahon

One of the first math symbols introduced=the equals sign=underpins much of the algebraic reasoning a child will use in later years.

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Lynn Columba, Thomas Hammond and Lanette Waddell

What is in a name? Actually, quite a lot of math! Join us as “math by the month” challenges students to apply their knowledge of data analysis, geometry, and algebraic thinking to solve this collection of math problems.