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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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Dan Battey, Rebecca A. Neal and Jessica Hunsdon

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

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Angela Marie Frabasilio

Let students find the connecting thread to create, illustrate, and share word problems to bridge school math and real-life math.

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David Rock and Joel Amidon

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