Using this strategy, a teacher facilitates a short conversation during which students verbally explain and justify reasoning. We have found that a coordinated series of number talks supports students’ reasoning when comparing fractions.

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### George J. Roy, Kristin E. Harbour, Christie Martin, and Matthew Cunningham

### Josephine Derrick, Joe Champion, and Ramey Uriarte

A new classroom-tested lesson was designed to engage students in the joy of mathematical inquiry through a game, while building number sense, understanding of uncertainty, statistical reasoning, and discourse skills.

### Katherine N. Vela, Michelle Parslow, Rita Hagevik, and Kathy Cabe Trundle

A real-world integrated activity allows middle school students to design a scale drawing for a garden at their school.

### Paula Beardell Krieg

An artist uses graphic tools and circles to illuminate the illusive concept of the golden ratio.

### Marina Basu, Karen Koellner, Jennifer K. Jacobs, and Nanette Seago

This set of tasks progressively engages students in geometric proportional reasoning.

### Nasim Chenari

This article describes how fortuitous mathematical moments should be noticed, encouraged, embraced, and capitalized upon.

### Jerilynn Lepak and Taren Going

Teaching transparently about the process and goals can support students as they make and support mathematical claims.

### Patrick Sullivan

Draw on two simulations to introduce compound events and help your class make connections between experimental and theoretical probabilities.

### Jessica Pierson Bishop, Lisa L. Lamb, Ian Whitacre, Randolph A. Philipp, and Bonnie P. Schappelle

Are your students negative about integers? Help them experience positivity and joy doing integer arithmetic!

### Kate Degner

Using question 28 from the May Problems to Ponder in volume 114, the author and her seventh- and eighth-grade students launched into a discussion of creativity, linearity, piecewise, and recursive definitions of functions. This pattern to ponder provided rich mathematical opportunities for all students in my middle school classroom.