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August 2010, Volume 16, Issue 1

 FEATURES Wake Up, Because Math MattersJeanny GilpinRead one teacher’s story about building a Math Matters club, and why her students arrived at school before first bell to participate enthusiastically. Digesting Student-Authored Story ProblemsCathleen M. Alexander and Rebecca C. AmbroseWhen students are asked to write original story problems about fractional amounts, it can illustrate their misunderstandings about fractions. Think about the situations your students would describe to model 1/2 + 2/3. Fractions: A New Slant on SlopeIvan ChengBy using lines to represent fractions, algebra students are able to gain a new perspective on slope and find a new way to perform operations on fractions. One Teacher’s StoryAnne M. CollinsFollow the journey of a teacher who changed his practice to meet the needs of all students while maintaining high expectations for all. Drawing a Regression Line between Spaghetti and BasketballS. Ash Azgün-Koca and Thomas G. EdwardsStudents make a slam dunk, first with spaghetti and a scatter plot, then with a graphing calculator. Graphing Calculator Instructions

 Departments Palette of Problems/Menu of ProblemsPalette of Problems - August 2010 Informing practiceInforming Practice: They “Get” Fractions as Pies; Now What? Solve it!Solve It! Student Thinking: Product-ku Light Cartoon cornerCartoon Corner: Walktoberfest Mathematical ExplorationMathematical Exploration: All Shades Are the Right Shade Window on ResourcesWindow on Resources: Books and Products - August 2010 Math for realMath for Real: Courting Your Mascot

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