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May 2001, Volume 6, Issue 9


The Possibility of Perfection
Leonard N. Masse
A lesson which draws on events in Major League Baseball to illustrate the relationship between experimental and theoretical probability. Activity sheet, with answers, included.

Promoting Algebraic Reasoning Using Students' Thinking
Joyce W. Bishop, Albert D. Otto, and Cheryl A. Lubinski
A lesson in which students' thinking about geometric patterns can be used to help them develop algebraic reasoning and to make sense of mathematical notation and symbols.

Standards-Based Teaching: Alive and Well in Portugal
Iris DeLoach Johnson
How some Portuguese preservice teachers are learning how to implement Standards-based teaching strategies.