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May 2007, Volume 13, Issue 9

FEATURES

Measure Up for Understanding: Reflect and Discuss
Barbara Dougherty, Linda Venenciano
How first graders' sense of number can be developed through the perspective of measurement. Includes a Reflect and Discuss component to use with colleagues. Measure Up is a research project for grades 1-5, and there is a summary of impact on math learning in later years.

Posing Problems That Matter: Investigating School Overcrowding
Erin Turner, Beatriz Font Strawhun
How sixth graders engaged in authentic problem posing related to overcrowding at their school. Students posed authentic problems about their school space and then used mathematics as a tool to investigate and act on the situation. Students' views of mathematics and its usefulness shifts. Includes problems and student work.

Developing Students' Mathematical Reasoning through Games
Jo Olson
How teachers can use questions while students play games to develop their mathematical reasoning.  Games for primary as well as intermediate grades are provided, as well as questions one may ask of students who play them.

A Virtual Spin on the Teaching of Probability
Shari Beck, Vanessa Huse
This article, which describes integrating virtual manipulatives with the teaching of probability at the elementary level, puts a "virtual spin" on the teaching of probability to provide more opportunities for students' to experience successful learning. The traditional use of concrete manipulatives is enhanced with virtual coins and spinners from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives.

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Teaching Children Mathematics Volume 13, August 2006 – May 2007