What’s in a name?

This post is by reader and strings enthusiast Laura Bofferding, Assistant Professor, Purdue University I was first introduced to number … More

(Re)Thinking Context

A recent conversation between two New York City math educators, Carol Mosesson-Teig and Kara Imm Kara, I have been thinking … More

Moving straight ahead

Those of you who are fans of the middle school curriculum Connected Math Project (CMP) will especially appreciate this string. … More

Dot Talk: Early Numeracy

This post is from Raquel Goya, a Kindergarten teacher at Hoover Elementary in Palo Alto, CA.  Raquel noted that, “Although … More

Arrays on the West Side

We recently learned that the third grade team at Manhattan School for Children (Elizabeth Frankel-Rivera, Madelene Geswaldo, Alice Hsu and … More

How to extend a string

We are often asked about how we can “stretch” strings beyond their place as a short mental math activity in … More