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August 2006, Volume 13, Issue 1

FEATURES

Differentiating the Curriculum for Elementary Gifted Mathematics Students
Michelle Wilkins, Jesse Wilkins, Tamra Oliver
Description of the Mathematics Investigation Center (MIC), a tool to help elementary teachers differentiate the curriculum for their gifted mathematics students. Using the same mathematical theme that the rest of the class is studying, the activities provide depth for the gifted students by shifting from a computation level to a problem solving level.

Problem Posing in the Elementary Classroom
David Whitin
Some benefits of using problem posing in the classroom, and suggestions to teachers for how to begin implementing this strategy.

Why Children Have Difficulties Mastering the Basic Number Combinations and How to Help Them
Arthur Baroody
How children learn the basic addition and subtraction facts, why many have difficulty mastering these basic skills, and what teachers can do to prevent or overcome these learning difficulties.

The Roll Out Fractions Game: Comparing Fractions
Enrique Ortiz
This game provides for students' development of the use of models, benchmarks, and equivalent forms to judge the size of fractions in a motivational and flexible way. Teachers will learn to use this game to present fractions in an innovative way.