**FEATURES** |

Welcome to Volume 6!
*Denisse Thompson* The Editorial Panel introduces the millennial volume of MTMS by identifying three new departments and by extending an invitation to readers to write, reflect, and provide feedback. |

Choosing Problems with Entry Points for All Students
*Frances Stern* A measurement problem that can be explored by students of varying ability, with discussion of aspects that make it accessible in a heterogeneous class. Other problems are suggested. |

Making Connections: A Thematic Mathematics Project for Grade 7
*David B. Smith* A year-long career-based project to practice basic skills in a meaningful context until such skills are transferred to long-term memory. |

Some Big Ideas of Algebra in the Middle Grades
*Thomas G. Edwards* Identifies big ideas for the informal study of algebra-related topics in the middle grades: notation, variable, function, and properties of number. Suggests meaningful ways to accomplish them. |

2 Is Not the Same As 2.0!
*Randell L. Drum and Wesley G. Petty, Jr.* A discussion of zeroes at the ends of decimal fractions representing measurements or real-world applications of numbers: precision, variance, and classroom applications. |