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Jennifer Throndsen

This simple dice game supports students' development of flexibility with numbers, the properties of the four operations (+, −, ×, ÷), and the order of operations. It requires only dice and a game board for each player.

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Jessica F. Shumway

Three days of using building blocks significantly enriched second graders' thinking about multiple dimensions.

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Katherine D. Gimmestad and Maryann E. Huey

Share news about happenings in the field of elementary school math education, views on matters pertaining to teaching and learning mathematics in the early childhood or elementary school years, and reactions to previously published opinion pieces or articles.

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Christine A. Noddin

Share news about happenings in the field of elementary school math education, views on matters pertaining to teaching and learning mathematics in the early childhood or elementary school years, and reactions to previously published opinion pieces or articles.

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Trena L. Wilkerson, Tommy Bryan, and Jane Curry

Using candy bars as models gives students a taste for learning to represent fractions whose denominators are factors of twelve.

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Aimee J. Ellington and Joy W. Whitenack

A mathematics specialist has great success using a pattern-block configuration to help a small group of fifth graders understand that fractional parts of a whole unit must be equal in size. That's just the way the funky cookie crumbles.

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Kathy A. Bacon

Presented with a variety of palatable, inquiry-based, creative learning choices in geometry, this teacher and her fifth graders found tremendous satisfaction in meeting target goals for reasoning skills and taking important “next steps” in learning.

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Shuk-kwan S. Leung and Jane-Jane Lo

As part of her holiday preparations, Cathy decorates sugar cubes. Cathy's aunt, Ms. Betty, runs a bakery and likes to think of ways to make her store more attractive, especially for holidays. She enjoys cutting, arranging, and designing seasonal displays with her famous brownies almost as much as she enjoys baking them. And everyone loves the different sizes of Ms. Kate's chocolate sticks.