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Stacy L. Reeder

What do our skeletons have in common mathematically with nature, Greek statues, the Parthenon, and Leonardo da Vinci's artwork? Fascinating Fibonaccis: Mystery and Magic in Numbers (Garland 1987) sheds light on the answer to this question and provides the opportunity for readers to discover other wonderful connections among mathematics, art, and nature. Making connections within mathematics and between mathematics and other content areas is one of the NCTM's goals for students. In my opinion, it is perhaps one of the most important goals. When students begin to make connections in mathematics and also between mathematics and other aspects of their world, they begin to see its beauty and its mystery. It becomes intriguing and meaningful to them, and their learning begins to have personal relevance.

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Eager to understand their world, students can really engage when population data are introduced in the classroom. The lesson presented in this article was inspired by the book If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People (Smith 2011), which presents a great deal of data in a concise form that middle school students typically find interesting, engaging, and, most often, surprising.

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Stacy L. Reeder

Math and science, as well as mean, median, and mode, made smooth landings during a three-day data-collection unit.

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S. Megan Che, Juliana Utley,, and Stacy Reeder

This article illustrates ways to extend Two Ways into high school mathematics content and advantages of doing so.

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Stacy L. Reeder and George E. Abshire

Meaningful discourse occurs when tasks are chosen carefully and when the teacher steps back and allows students to move to the forefront of their own learning.