A set of problems of many types.

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## Math for Real: Comfortable Construction

### “when will I ever use this?”

### Melissa Hosten and Andria R. Disney

Finding the best step and tread for stairs provides the real-life tie in to this activity on slope and graphing.

A set of problems of many types.

### Kara J. Jackson, Emily C. Shahan, Lynsey K. Gibbons, and Paul A. Cobb

Consider four important elements of setting up challenging mathematics problems to support all students' learning.

## Quick Reads: Posters: More Than Just for Looks

### a good idea in a small package

### Greisy Winicki-Landman and Christine Latulippe

Posters, commonly employed for decoration, can be used to introduce and practice new concepts and help assess student learning.

### Ann C. McCoy, Rita H. Barger, Joann Barnett, and Emily Combs

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

A set of problems of many types.

### Ron Lancaster

Students analyze items from the media to answer mathematical questions related to the article. The mathematics involved in this month's articles includes exponents, exponential equations, logarithmic equations, data analysis, linear functions, and regression.

### Helen M. Doerr, Donna J. Meehan, and AnnMarie H. O'Neil

Building on prior knowledge of slope, this approach helps students develop the ability to approximate and interpret rates of change and lays a conceptual foundation for calculus.

### Cos D. Fi and Katherine M. Degner

TtPS is an approach to teaching mathematics that provides students with a way to learn mathematics with understanding.