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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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## December 2016 January 2017 Problems

A monthly set of problems is aimed at a variety of ability levels.

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## Generalizing and Skepticism: Bringing Research to Practice

Learn why generalizing is important but that overgeneralizing can be problematic.

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## Moving to a New City

A real-world problem about the cost of moving one's household from one city to another.

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## Problem solving with the Sneetches

Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. These articles aim for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6. In this issue, teachers read the classic Dr. Seuss book The Sneetches and other stories with their class and get students to engage with these associated mathematical problems. The problems, many of which are open-ended or contain multiple solutions or solution pathways, cover a range of mathematical concepts.

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## Burgers and Fries: Exploring Equivalent Expressions

This activity engages students in a lesson about algebraic relationships concerning groupings of hamburgers and French fries, coupled with full-page activity sheets.

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## Finding math in reading and science

Math by the Month features collections of short activities focused on a monthly theme. These articles aim for an inquiry or problem-solving orientation that includes four activities each for grade bands K–2, 3–4, and 5–6. This month's article considers one way to teach children to be lifelong learners: by applying problem-solving skills and a variety of math concepts at home, including time, measurement, basic operations, and fractions.

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## November 2016 Problems

A monthly set of problems is aimed at a variety of ability levels.

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## Selecting and Sequencing Students' Solution Strategies

For orchestrating whole-class discussions, note these suggestions to fine tune problem-solving techniques into cognitively challenging tasks.

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## Star Cups Forever

Students analyze the probability of receiving a lifetime of free coffee.