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September 2001, Volume 94, Issue 6


Mental Mathematics beyond the Middle School: Why? What? How?
Rheta Rubenstein
Mental mathematics has value beyond middle school. It builds students' confidence, promotes flexible thinking, and supports learning other mathematics. The article shares sample objectives and ideas for teaching and assessing mental mathematics objectives.

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The Most Magical of All Magic Squares
Frank Swetz
The history of magic squares.

When Memory Fails: Putting Limitations to Good Use
Al Cuoco, Michelle Manes
How you can frequently use the memory limitations of a graphing calculator to teach important conceptual ideas.

Teaching Mathematical Induction: An Alternative Approach
Lucas Allen
An approach to teaching mathematical induction that builds on student knowledge of the recursive form of a function.