While filling vases with water and observing volume and height relationships, students learn the fundamentals of functions.

Contributor Notes

Ann C. McCoy, mccoy@ucmo.edu, taught middle school mathematics for twenty-three years and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. She is interested in how beliefs and attitudes about mathematics affect the preparation of elementary teachers.

Rita H. Barger, bargerr@umkc.edu, taught middle school and high school mathematics and is currently an associate professor at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. Her interests include recreational math, professional development, learning styles, and attitudes and beliefs about math.

Joann Barnett, mathematicalmama@hotmail.com, is a retired middle school math teacher and is now an adjunct instructor at Missouri State University and at Ozarks Technical Community College. She is interested in developing lessons that engage all learners and bridge the concrete with the abstract.

Emily Combs, ecombs@clinton.k12.mo.us, is a seventh-grade mathematics teacher. She is interested in using learning trajectories to build developmentally appropriate and mathematically rich lessons.

(Corresponding author is McCoy mccoy@ucmo.edu)
(Corresponding author is Barger bargerr@umkc.edu)
(Corresponding author is Barnett mathematicalmama@hotmail.com)
(Corresponding author is Combs ecombs@clinton.k12.mo.us)
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