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## Students as Teachers

This article shows how to empower students in their own learning by their own creation of instructional videos and assessment.

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## Keep Calm and Press for Reasoning

The questions that teachers ask to elicit student reasoning—often referred to as press for reasoning—help students explicate the concepts and principles that undergird their strategies. This article describes the term, addresses its benefits and challenges, and offers three routines.

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## Danger! Animals in the Mathematics Classroom

In our attempts to make a concept easier, we may hinder student learning.

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## Investigating a Super-Bear

Three inquiry-based tasks highlight the planning, classroom discourse, positive results, and growth in one class's journey.

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## Problems

A monthly set of problems targets a variety of ability levels.

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## Threatened to extinction

Hundreds of species of animals around the world are losing their habitats and food supplies, are facing extinction, or have been hunted or otherwise negatively influenced by humans. Students learn about some of these animals and explore multiple solution strategies as they solve this month's problems. Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. These articles aim for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6.

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## LEGOs: Linking Units, Operations, and Area

Use those multicolored linking bricks to help students connect measurement with an understanding of number and operations as well as fractions.

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## Problems

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

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## Filling in the Gaps

Adapt area measurement tasks to work within curricular boundaries while offering students opportunities to explore and grow.

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## Using Disagreement to Get Students Talking

To incorporate more classroom discussion, allow students to argue.