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November 2014, Volume 21, Issue 4


Building Squares and Discovering Patterns
David J. Whitin and Phyllis Whitin
Encourage fourth graders to engage in rich mathematical tasks with these specific teacher moves that integrate several Standards for Mathematical Practice in meaningful ways.

Piecing It Together
Megan H. Wickstrom
Use quilting as a context to relate area to perimeter as well as an opportunity to examine second graders’ conceptions and misconceptions about measurement.

Motivating Play Using Statistical Reasoning
Dionne I. Cross Francis, Rick A. Hudson, Mi Yeon Lee, Lauren Rapacki, and Crystal Marie Vesperman
This project-based unit is designed to support sixth-grade students in authentic inquiry through solving a problem they faced in their school environment.

Enriching Addition and Subtraction Fact Mastery through Games- FREE PREVIEW!
Jennifer M. Bay-Williams and Gina Kling
Becoming fluent with basic facts is developmental. Use games infused with a focus on acquisition of strategies to help students in the early grades progress to computational fluency.

Families Ask: Rules or Understanding?