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Vincent Urbanowski

Inspired by epidemic curves, this class developed a spreadsheet model of an epidemic to compare outcomes with and without protective measures.

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Elisabeth Warden

Young adult literature can be used in secondary mathematics classrooms as a tool for students to develop and explore their own mathematical questions.

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Hanan Alyami

During a Desmos activity, students adjust the measures of angles in radians to reposition a laser and a mirror so the beam passes through three stationary targets. The Radian Lasers activity can be extended to simulate project-based learning.

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Marykate McCracken

Show your students how useful mathematics can be in real-world applications.

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F. Paul Wonsavage

Three approaches to the Doughnut task highlight how representing functions in multiple ways can support student understanding in interpreting key features of functions within a context.

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José N. Contreras

Sequences are an important topic—not only in mathematics but also in the mathematics curriculum. Exploring sequences related to medial triangles offers learners opportunities to solve problems involving sequences within geometric contexts. Sequences related to medial triangles are also a rich source of beautiful and interesting geometric patterns that can be discovered with the use of dynamic geometry software (DGS) such as GeoGebra or Web Sketchpad. In addition, exploring sequences with DGS allows learners to formulate and test conjectures, an important mathematical process. In this article, I describe how my students used GeoGebra and geometric reasoning to visualize, discover, formulate,

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Paula Beardell Krieg

This article presents an example of discovering an idea through creative play. After some trial and error, I drew a wonderful image, which I later learned was a two-dimensional view of a four-dimensional shape called tesseract.

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Blake Peterson

Examining the covariation of triangle dimensions and area offers a geometric context that makes analyzing a piecewise function easier for students.

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Courtney Fox and Anna DeJarnette

This full unit in trigonometry introduces the world water crisis. Students engage in real-world problem-solving activities that access 21st-century skills while learning mathematics.

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WenYen (Jason) Huang

The author discusses “synthesizing" teaching practice, which encourages students to explore patterns and its underlying mathematics structure through technology.