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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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## Discourse Actions to Promote Student Access

We discuss how discourse actions can provide students greater access to high quality mathematics. We define discourse actions as what teachers or students say or do to elicit student contributions about a mathematical idea and generate ongoing discussion around student contributions. We provide rubrics and checklists for readers to use.

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## Technology Continues to Evolve

Over the past 100 years, technology has evolved in unprecedented fashion. Calculators, computers, and smart phones have become ubiquitous, yet school mathematics experiences for many children still remain without many powerful technological tools for the exploration of mathematics. We consider the evolution of some tools as we imagine a future.

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## Calendar and Solutions – August 2014

A set of problems of many types.

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## Calendar and Solutions – October 2013

A set of problems of many types.

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## Can We Cross the Street in Time?

Students stroll through distance, rate, and time experiments on the road to strengthening their understanding of proportionality.

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## Math for Real: Canine Care

### “when will I ever use this?”

Ages and weights of various dogs provide the real-life tie in to this activity on linear relationships.

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## Media Clips: NFL Players' Life Expectancy; Transit of Venus

Students analyze items from the media to answer related mathematical questions. The mathematics involved in this month's clips includes percent loss and gain, proportional reasoning, and the application of Kepler's laws, which involve exponential equations and regression.

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## Media Clips: Tee Shots; Skin Deep

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.

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## Mathematical Lens: Life Is a Bowl of Mathematics

Students analyze a photograph to solve mathematical questions related to the images captured in the photograph. This month the editors consider photographs of African bowls made of recycled telephone wire. The mathematics involves trigonometry, parametric equations and their graphs, and linear regression.