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Nama Namakshi, Hiroko K. Warshauer, Sonalee Bhattacharyya, Christina Koehne, and Max Warshauer

Aesop's Fables are universally wellknown short tales. Although each tale teaches a moral lesson, some of these stories can also be settings for teaching mathematics lessons.

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Math for Real: The Top Speed for Humans

“when will I ever use this?”

Alessandra King

The running speed of athletes provides the real-life tie-in to this computation activity.

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Math for Real: Running Rates

“when will I ever use this?”

Edward C. Nolan

Jogging and burning calories provide the real-life tie-ins to this computation activity.

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Jessica Lynn Jensen

Students work their way around four corners to reach mathematical consensus.

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Rebecca Dibbs, Janessa Beach, and Daniel Rios

First-year algebra students used their knowledge of mathematical modeling and rates to decide on the best possible buddy, discovering two models independently and a third, combined model in whole-class discussions.

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Laura Eddington

You are excited about taking a summer vacation with your three friends except for potentially waiting in line at the airport's security checkpoint. In December 2016, the Salt Lake City International Airport expected 23,000 passengers to depart its terminals each day (Lee 2016). As a concerned passenger who wants to spend as much time on the beach as possible, you want to figure out the best way to get through security as quickly as possible.

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A cartoon exploring a problem about football is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.

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Jonathan D. Bostic

Teaching about, teaching for, and teaching through problem solving are explored.

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Target Zombies with Plants and Math

a good idea in a small package

Terri L. Kurz

Plants vs. Zombies, a popular electronic game, is used to explore mathematics.

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Matthew L. Beyranevand

Students' preferences when working with particular representations are explored.