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March 2010, Volume 103, Issue 7

FEATURES

Shooting Free Throws, Probability, the Golden Ratio
Terry Goodman
A probability exploration built on shooting basketball free throws leads unexpectedly to the golden ratio.

Learning from Student Approaches to Algebraic Proofs
Beatriz D'Ambrosio, Signe Kastberg, João Ricardo dos Santos
Generalizing from number patterns provides insights into the proof process and a basis for a hypothetical teaching trajectory.

Read how you can use this journal article as a Professional Development Experience.

Engaging with the Art and Science of Statistics
Susan A. Peters
Statistics uses scientific tools but also requires the art of flexible and creative reasoning.