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Jon Seibert

When I was going through school, I always gravitated toward mathematics (and math-based science classes). I never really thought about what math actually is, only that, well, I liked it. As long as my grades were good, I didn’t really pause to consider what the numbers stood for.

Shelly Scheafer

The "Four Cs"—critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication—are widely recognized as the hallmark of 21st century learning.

Cynthia Hockman-Chupp

One of my fifth grade students walked into class and said, “My mom doesn’t get why we don’t just say ‘the answer’ instead of ‘product.’ I had to teach her what a product is!”

Ana Butler

Recently I watched a toddler in a doctor’s office working to sort shapes in one of those wooden shape sorter benches. He concentrated intently on his work. Rather than trying a block in each opening, he would study the block in his hand carefully before attempting to fit it into the correct spot. Often he had the right shape but needed to reposition it to fit.

Marion Leonard

At the beginning of the school year, I establish “Attendance Person” as one of the classroom jobs. Our Attendance Person counts heads around the circle to determine if everyone is present.

Collin Nelson

Each year we partner with the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) to offer scholarships to teachers across the nation.

Ana Butler

“In the light of the moon a little egg lay on a leaf.” So begins a modern classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.