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March 2001, Volume 7, Issue 7

FEATURES

Mathematics Instruction Developed from a Garden Theme
Marta Civil, Leslie Khan
Highlights how instruction that links home and school by building on experiences shared by most students can be used to teach mathematics.

Equal Sharing and the Roots of Fraction Equivalence
Susan Empson
Discusses examples of children's invented equal-sharing strategies that lay a foundation for reasoning about equivalence by connecting ideas of multiplication, division, and fractions.

And Then There Was Luke: The Geometric Thinking of a Young Mathematician
Janet Sharp, Karen Hoiberg
Analyzes one student's thinking using the Van Hiele levels of geometric thinking.