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## Supporting Probability Understanding through Area Models

Moving beyond memorization of probability rules, the area model can be useful in making some significant ideas in probability more apparent to students. In particular, area models can help students understand when and why they multiply probabilities and when and why they add probabilities.

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## Quick Blocks: Developing Spatial Sense

This article shares the importance of giving K-12 students opportunities to develop spatial sense. We explain how we designed Quick Blocks as an activity to engage our students in both spatial reasoning and number sense. Several examples of students thinking are shared as well as a classroom dialogue.

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## A STEAM Exploration of Tiny Homes

The incorporation of the “M” in STEAM must extend beyond simply a tool to address science and engineering standards (Authors, 2016; NCSM/NCTM, 2018). We present a mathematics- rich STEAM inquiry in which elementary students engaged in solving the issue of homelessness for one family in need.

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## Teaching Mathematics through Multicultural Literature

Enable children of all backgrounds to move beyond their current knowledge base and make culturally relevant mathematical connections.

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## Engaging Reluctant Problem Solvers

To support all students in meeting the Common Core's Standards for Mathematical Practice, consider the key features of tasks without words.

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## Interviews as RtI Tools

A series of diagnostic questions helps this teacher better assess and comprehend the misconceptions of third graders who struggle with multiplication.

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## RtI in Math Class

Sit beside a fourth-grade teacher being trained to diagnose learning deficits and then develop and implement intervention strategies to help a struggling student become a successful learner.

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## Disabilities in Written Expression

Classroom activities can be part of an effective teaching strategy to help children whose math performance demonstrates a learning deficit.

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## Supporting language learners

Incorporating these instructional practices for two mathematical tasks into lessons to support English learners gives them access to an excellent, equitable program.