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## Student Engagement with the “Into Math Graph" Tool

We introduce the Into Math Graph tool, which students use to graph how “into" mathematics they are over time. Using this tool can help teachers foster conversations with students and design experiences that focus on engagement from the student’s perspective.

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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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## What's in a Name? Language Use as a Mirror into Your Teaching Practice

Language is key to how we understand and describe mathematics teaching and learning. Learning new terms can help us reflect on our practice and grow as teachers, yet may require us to be intentional about where and how we look for opportunities to expand our lexicons.

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## Creating Joy in PK–Grade 2 Mathematics Classrooms

Children experience joy in well-designed mathematics classrooms. This article describes five research-based practices for bringing joy into PreK-Grade 2 math lessons.

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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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## Lacing Together Mathematics and Culture

Native American students make moccasins while developing measurement concepts.

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## Driving Students to Performance Assessments: Learning What Students Can Do

Multiple entry points on the road to assessing students can tell teachers if students can do math and therefore apply math to real-world problems.

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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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## Proportional Reasoning and the Visually Impaired

A hands-on activity helps promote sight-impaired students' understanding of relative and comparative sizes.

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## ELLs and Group Work: It Can Be Done Well

Principles for using groups in linguistically diverse classrooms are illustrated with a task about measurement and proportionality.