Multiple entry points on the road to assessing students can tell teachers if students can do math and therefore apply math to real-world problems.
Elizabeth T. Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org, enjoys creating performance tasks and problembased learning activities and encouraging all her students to muck about with mathematical ideas. Walker is currently a Ph.D. candidate and adjunct professor at the University at Buffalo, New York.
Jeffrey S. Molisani, email@example.com, teaches sixth-grade mathematics at Marion Elementary School in Marion, New York. He has taught sixth-grade math for thirteen years and is interested in problem solving and the different strategies that students use to solve problems.