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September 2010, Volume 17, Issue 2


From the inside out
Jennifer G. Fillingim, Angela T. Barlow
Consider both internal and external motivational factors to promote and extend students' success as doers of mathematics beyond the classroom, preparing them for success in a flat world.

Using number sense to compare fractions
Wendy S. Bray, Laura Abreu-Sanchez
Third-grade teachers found that giving particular attention to the use of real-world contexts, mental imagery, and manipulatives brought success to problem solving as students moved from using models to reasoning.

Supporting children's problem solving
Victoria R. Jacobs, Randolph A. Philipp
Teachers demonstrated four categories of reasoning when deciding how to respond to students.

A three-minute video clip of the student-teacher dialog (Quicktime)