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October 1999, Volume 6, Issue 2

FEATURES

Math-o'-Lanterns
Shirlee Angerame
An activity in which students use geometry, measurement, estimation, and graphs in creating mathematical jack-o'-lanterns.

A Flying Start to Algebra
Mollie MacGregor and Kaye Stacey
How number work in elementary school can be extended to prepare students for algebra.

On the Keeping of Several Things in Mind
Thomas O'Brien and Ann Moss
Shares observations of nontraditional problem solving done by fifth graders and asks teachers to consider the observations in their teaching.

Using Mathematics to Build an Understanding of the United States
Ellen Clay
Describes a mathematical investigation in a fifth-grade unit on the United States. Provides a method of using mathematics by applying it to other content areas.