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The Mathematician as a Child and Children as Mathematicians
*Thomas Banchoff* A mathematician reflects on his experiences as a young mathematician in grade school and describes his experiences working with K-6 teachers and students. |

Investigating Mathematics as a Community of Learners
*Hollylynne Drier* How third graders worked together to investigate relationships between fractions and percents using a spreadsheet tool. Highlights a student's creative approach to a proportion task. |

A Parent's Portfolio Observing the Power of Matt, the Mathematician
*Carla Moldavan* Relates some mathematical episodes involving a young child and discusses implications for teachers. |

The Role of Tasks in Developing Communities of Mathematical Inquiry
*Dominic Peressini and Eric Knuth* Examines students' responses to a mathematically rich task and explores approaches for using such tasks to foster inquiry that engages children in mathematical practice. |

Designing Questions to Encourage Children's Mathematical Thinking
*Jane Schielack, Dinah Chancellor, and Kimberly Childs* Suggestions for an elementary school activity and questions to promote five types of mathematical thinking: modeling, logical analysis, inference, optimization, and abstraction. |

Teacher-Clinicians Encourage Children to Think as Mathematicians
*Rochelle Kaplan, Bonnie King, Nancy Dickens, and Viola Stanley* How teachers can use clinical interviewing techniques to bring out the mathematician in at-risk students. |

Nurturing the Voices of Young Mathematicians with Dyads and Group Discussions
*Maryann Wickett* How dyads and group discussions can build student confidence and bring out the mathematical abilities of students. |

Creating and Developing Promising Young Mathematicians
*Linda Sheffield* A method for helping children become powerful thinkers who explore mathematical ideas deeply and creatively as they develop their mathematical promise. |