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February 2002, Volume 95, Issue 2

FEATURES

Hermione Granger's Solution
Roger Howe
A logical reasoning problem pivotal to the novel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is discussed at two levels.

Move That Sofa!
G. Vennebush
The history of the unsolved moving sofa problem, presents one possible solution, and gives several suggestions for how this problem can be used in the classroom.

Fostering Mathematical Curiosity
Eric Knuth
An illustration of what it might mean to engage students in problem posing and how teachers might begin to create classroom environments that encourage, develop, and foster mathematical curiosity.

The Dangers of Mathematical Modeling
Angela Köhler
Students predict the growth of the population of the United Stated using three different models.