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Angela Marie Frabasilio

Let students find the connecting thread to create, illustrate, and share word problems to bridge school math and real-life math.

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Claudia M. Bertolone-Smith and Linda Gillette-Koyen

Avoid off-task behavior, such as horseplay, rolling on the floor, and meowing, with a reliable routine that promotes students' thinking, communication, and social safety in sharing their ideas.

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Edited by Anna F. DeJarnette and Stephen Phelps

A monthly set of problems is aimed at a variety of ability levels.

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Annette Ricks Leitze, Stephanie Hodge, Danielle Houser, and Clint Mathews

Animals that are at risk of becoming extinct are called endangered species. They can be very large animals, like a polar bear, or very small, like a monarch butterfly. Learn about several different endangered species by engaging in these math activities.

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The Transamerica Pyramid building, shown in photograph 1, is San Francisco's most distinctive and well-known building. Photograph 2, taken from street level, shows a view looking up to the top of the building. Photograph 3, also taken at street level, shows pyramids incorporated into the overall design of the building.

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Anna F. DeJarnette and Stephen Phelps

A monthly set of problems is aimed at a variety of ability levels.

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David Thompson

For 500 years, dream catchers have been cultural symbols of intrigue worldwide. The most common folkloric design is a 12-point dream catcher. According to Native American legend, the first dream catcher was woven by a “spider woman” to catch the bad dreams of a chief's sick child. Once the bad dreams were caught, the chief's child was healed (Oberholtzer 2012). The basic design has been used for 500 years and is similar to the weaving of a spider's web.

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Mike Pacheco and Heather Glynn Crawford-Ferre

The Internet provides seemingly endless news and media. Unfortunately, not all news stories are accurate. How a story is told depends on who tells it and why. There are strategies for determining whether news stories are fact or fiction. The Media Literacy Council suggests taking into consideration who created or uploaded the information, where it is hosted, and when the information was published (http://www.medialiteracycouncil.sg). Consider these media stories: