Given the numbers and data at our fingertips in this digital age, mathematical and digital literacy skills are imperative when it comes to understanding natural and social phenomena and making good decisions. As teachers we are responsible for helping students make sense of this information

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### David B. Custer and Ksenija Simic-Muller

We reflect on recent presentations at the NCTM annual conference and articles in MTLT that address statistics, data modeling, and data science. We observe that such presentations and articles are increasingly common, and encourage readers to use them in their teaching and write about their own adventures with data.

### Stephanie Casey, Liza Bondurant, and Andrew Ross

This Perspectives on Practice manuscript focuses on an innovation associated with “Engaging Teachers in the Powerful Combination of Mathematical Modeling and Social Justice: The Flint Water Task” from Volume 7, Issue 2 of *MTE*. We built on integration of mathematical modeling and social justice issues in mathematics teacher education to similarly integrate statistical investigations with social justice issues.

### Robert Powers and Michelle Chamberlin

Growing Problem Solvers provides four original, related, classroom-ready mathematical tasks, one for each grade band. Together, these tasks illustrate the trajectory of learners’ growth as problem solvers across their years of school mathematics.

### Kym Fry and Lyn D. English

Grade 4 students engage in problem solving through inquiry in an agricultural science context.

### Kathryn Early, K. Elizabeth Hammonds, Brea Ratliff, Mariya Rosenhammer, and W. Gary Martin

A high-leverage strategy first discussed more than 50 years ago, wait time has many benefits for both teachers and students yet is not used to its full potential. See how it can enhance your students’ mathematical discourse.

### Matthew Kandel

Students determine the usable lifespan of a pencil in this mathematical modeling activity.

### Emily Dennett

The author uses mathematical concepts to inform her knitting. Her knitting also helps her to experience mathematical concepts in new ways.

### Eric Milou and Steve Leinwand

The standard high school math curriculum is *not* meeting the needs of the majority of high school students and that serious consideration of rigorous alternatives is a solution whose time has come.