Each month, elementary school teachers are presented with a problem along with suggested instructional notes and asked to use the problem in their classrooms and report solutions, strategies, reflections, and misconceptions to the journal audience. This month's problem asks students to help determine how many tiles are needed to remodel a kitchen.
An instructional specialist for the school district of Palm Beach County, Florida, Loryn Lenartowicz, firstname.lastname@example.org, is interested in helping elementary school teachers create classrooms and experiences that foster mathematical understanding and the joy of learning.
Edited by Claire Riddell, email@example.com, an assistant in research at The Florida Center for Research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (FCR–STEM) at Florida State University. Her interests are in young children's counting experiences and in investigating instructional frameworks for mathematics.