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Volume 110, No. 9

May 2017



Mathematical Modeling: Are Prior Experiences Important?

Jennifer A. Czocher and Diana L. Moss

Along with previous learning, general knowledge and personal encounters influenced students when the Letter Carrier problem was delivered to them.

Powerful Meanings for Logarithms

Daniel K. Siebert

Support student reasoning by supplementing a common but problematic meaning for logarithms.

A New Take on an Old Square

Janessa Richardson and Rachel M. Bachman

A preservice teacher recounts historical perspectives and her own discoveries in the process of completing the square. 

A Different Pitch to Slope

William Wolbert

Hands-on activities give students appreciation of real-world mathematics.
Downloadable activity sheets and answers(.docx)

Quickfire Challenges to Inspire Problem Solving

Suzanne R. Harper and Dana C. Cox

Emphasizing the process rather than the produced solution, the Kaleidoscope task inspires students to create an artifact for further reflection and discussion.


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Mathematical Lens  
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Calendar and Solutions  
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Activities for Students 
Do-It-Yourself Fractals Functions
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Technology Tips 
Dynamic Display of Data

Delving Deeper

Data Modeling Using Finite Differences

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