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August 2009, Volume 15, Issue 1

FEATURES

A Framework for Analyzing Geometric Pattern Tasks
Susan N. Friel and Kimberly A. Markworth
Teachers can use geometric patterns to promote students’ understanding of functional relationships.

Constructing Complexity for Differentiated Learning
Catherine Little, Sherryl Hauser, Jeffrey Corbishley

You can differentiate tasks to challenge learners at different levels of readiness. Develop alternate versions to increase or decrease task complexity to meet learners' needs.

more4u-MTMS-100x23 Podcast from NCTM's 2009 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Differentiating Instruction in Math: It’s Not as Hard as You Think 
Presenter: Marian Small


What Are You Worth?
Michelle Stephan
Use concepts from finance, specifically, assets and debts, to give students a real-world understanding of integer concepts and operations.

Using Steffe’s Advanced Fraction Schemes
Andrea McCloskey, Anderson Norton
Recognizing schemes, which are different from strategies, can help teachers understand their students’ thinking about fractions.