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September 2009, Volume 15, Issue 2

FEATURES

So Many Graphs, So Little Time
Jennifer Wall, Christine Benson
Most graphs fall into five distinct categories. Show students these five categories and help them understand the graphs that they are sure to see in real life.

Provoking Intellectual Need
Kien Lim
Tasks that generate a need for mathematical intellect generate motivation and promote success in learning mathematics. Some specific tasks and ways to generate new ones are offered.

Correlating Mathematics and Science
Selina Mireles
Learn to connect similar concepts in math and science that have different vocabulary and different meanings to provide a deeper understanding of each subject.

Convincing and Justifying through Reasoning
Mary Mueller, Carolyn Maher
While building models to address questions about fractions, we explore the types of reasoning that naturally emerged and the environment that motivated students to engage in proof.