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August 2013, Volume 19, Issue 1
FEATURES
Bird Boxes Build Content Area Knowledge
Sherri Ann Cianca
Communicating reasoning and constructing models fold nicely into a geometry activity involving the building of nesting boxes.
Develop Reasoning through Pictorial Representations
Wendy P. Ruchti and Cory A. Bennett
Solutions coupled with drawings can illustrate students’ understandings or misunderstandings, particularly in the area of proportional reasoning.
What’s the Big Deal about Vocabulary?

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Pamela J. Dunston and Andrew M. Tyminski
Techniques for teaching mathematics terminology allow adolescents to expand their abstract reasoning ability and move beyond operations into problem solving.
The Footprint Problem: A Pathway to Modeling
Kara L. Imm and Meredith D. Lorber
By exploring an openended investigation involving proportional reasoning, students were able to walk through both problem solving and modeling.
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Editorial/From the Editors
Introducing Volume 19: Developing Mathematical Thinkers
Readers Write
Readers Write – August 2013
Solve It!
Solve It! Student Thinking: Suit Up!
Informing Practice
Informing Practice: ITHINK I Can Problem Solve
Cartoon Corner
Cartoon Corner: Math That’s Out of This World
Editorial/From the Editors
The MTMS Word Problem Continues . . .
Palette of Problems/Menu of Problems
Palette of Problems – August 2013
Mathematical Exploration
Mathematical Explorations: Understanding Geometry and Measurement through ServiceLearning
Window on Resources
Window on Resources – August 2013
Math for Real
Math for Real: Now We’re Cooking
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