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Michael S. Meagher, Michael Todd Edwards, and S. Asli Özgün-Koca

The Geoboard Triangle Quest yields many results. The challenge for students is to verify which—if any—are correct.

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Michael Todd Edwards, Michael S. Meagher, and S. Asli Özgün-Koca

This exploration, with activity sheets, engages students in mathematical argumentation and reasoning using pentominoes.

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Michael S. Meagher, Michael Todd Edwards, and S. Asli Özgün-Koca

Using technology to explore a rich task, students must reconcile discrepancies between graphical and analytic solutions. Technological reasons for the discrepancies are discussed.

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Michael Edwards, Michael Meagher, and S. Asli Özgün-Koca

In Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) acknowledges the importance of exploring mathematical ideas from multiple points of view: “Different representations often illuminate different aspects of a complex concept or relationship…. The importance of using multiple representations should be emphasized throughout students' mathematical education” (2000, p. 68). In particular, NCTM notes that the introduction of technology in school mathematics classrooms provides new ways for teachers and their students to explore connections among representations: “Computers and calculators change what students can do with conventional representations and expand the set of representations with which they can work” (2000, p. 68). In this article, we discuss an interesting finding that our students made as they explored linear regression with a teacher-constructed TI-Nspire calculator document. The calculator's capability to link variables across two or more pages in the same document led students to findings that are important yet rarely discussed in school mathematics textbooks.

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S. Asli Özgün-Koca, Michael Todd Edwards, and Michael Meagher

The Spaghetti Sine Curves activity, which uses GeoGebra applets to enhance student learning, illustrates how technology supports effective use of physical materials.