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Amy Hillen and Joe DeMaio

This problem involves medal placements during the Winter Olympic games.

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Solve It! Tom versus Tom

little problems with big solutions

Sherry L. Bair and JoAnn Cady

To elicit creative student thinking, this open-ended problem asks solvers to calculate which movie career was more successful, that of Tom Cruise or Tom Hanks.

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Jennifer N. Lovett and Hollylynne S. Lee

Gain insight into the ways that students reason about measurement units and use data to draw conclusions.

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Stephanie A. Casey

Students explore six tasks to develop criteria for finding an informal line of best fit.

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Nirmala Naresh and Bridget Royce

Students design game boards and gather experimental data to better understand the hidden mathematics in a common television game show.

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Lynn G. Patterson and Kadie L. Patterson

An engaging activity analyzing the average age of U.S. presidents not only integrates history and mathematics but also examines measures of central tendency and its appropriate uses.

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Jane M. Wilburne and Ashley Kulbacki

A sixth-grade teacher's word task uncovers higher-level thinking and engages her students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

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Stephanie A. Casey and Jonathan D. Bostic

Implementing the practice of looking for and making use of structure differs when addressing statistics content standards compared with mathematics content standards. Read about suggestions for tuning out noise in data to teach SMP 7 in statistics.

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Carmen Petrick Smith and Kris Kenlan

Students investigate how well an online game helps them learn.

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George J. Roy, Thomas E. Hodges, and LuAnn Graul

Students' mathematical intuition about estimation can serve as an entry point for tasks exploring measures of center.