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Integrating Measurement and Computational Estimation in Geometry

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

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Patterns on a Calendar

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

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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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The letters-to-the-editor section.

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Aunt Martha's Cupcakes

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

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Mathematical Explorations: The Bridge to Mathematics and Literature

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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Solve It! Picking and Packing Strawberries

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

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Solve It! Student Thinking: Aunt Martha's Cupcakes

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

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Early Understanding of Equality

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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Strategies for Caring Mathematical Interactions

How we handle classroom relationships between teachers and students plays an important role in how all students experience mathematics.