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Full text of articles in issues back to 2004 may be accessed in the Centroid Issue Archive. Need assistance? Contact Holly Hirst, Co-Editor, hirsthp@appstate.edu

Volume 44

  • No. 1   Fall 2018
    • Samantha Everett & Ross Gosky.  Bayesian Reasoning in a High School Statistics Course. pp. 3-7.
    • Patricia Marie Barrier & Holly Peters Hirst.  Tessellations: Tiling the Plane. pp. 9-14.
    • Sharareh Nikbakht. ASU Math Walk: Promoting STEM using Creative Activities. p. 15-20.

Volume 43

  • No. 2 Spring 2018
    • Bryant Ford. Professional Learning Communities RULE. pp. 3-6.
    • Alan Arnholt. Using R Markdown with the RStudio Integrated Development Editor. pp. 7-10.
  • No. 1   Fall 2017
    • Maureen Grady, Rose Sinicrope, Ronald V. Preston, Charity Cayton, Catherine Schwartz, Kwaku Adu-Gyamfi, Catharina Middleton, & D. Brooke Hill.  Literate Mathematics Educator's Quiz: Updated for a New Century. pp. 3-6.
    • Nathan Borchelt, Axell Faugn, Kathy Jaqua, & Sloan Despeaux.  Math Teachers' Circles: A Catalyst for Professional Growth. pp. 7-11.
    • Heather South & Ralph Willis. Math Contest Papers Accepted at the State Archives. p. 12.

Volume 42

  • No. 2  Spring 2017
    • Holly Henderson Pinter. Formative Assessment Utilizing the TI-Nspire Navigator System in 7th Grade Classrooms. pp. 3-6.
    • Diana S. Cheng, Asli Sezen-Barrie, Alexander C. Barrie, Timothy A. Akers, Kevin Peters. Forces in the Pairs Death Spiral: A Mathematics and Physics Modeling Activity. pp. 7-12.
    • William C. Bauldry. Dr. Leibniz and His Amazing Triangle. pp. 13-16.
    • Cheng et al. Worksheet Solutions
  • No. 1   Fall 2016
    • Amber Mellon.  Using Financial Literacy to Teach Math Concepts. pp. 5-9.
    • Amy Whicker. Flipped Mathematics Classrooms for the Inflexible. pp. 11-14.
    • Diana L. Moss, Stephanie Vega, & Teruni Lamberg.  Using Linking Cubes to Understand Prime Factorization. pp. 17-18.
    • Mellon Worksheet Solutions

Volume 41

  • No. 2   Spring 2016   
    • Courtney Glavich. Third Time's the Charm: Three Effective Strategies for Teaching. pp. 3-7.
    • David Thompson. Using a Thermometer to Catch a Cold-blooded Killer. pp. 9-11.
    • Todd Abel, Alana Baird, Holly Hirst, & Tracie Salinas. Introducing Students to the Mathematical Modeling Process. pp. 13-16.
    • Donald Hooley. Distributive Property Illustrations from Vedic Mathematics. pp. 19-22.
  • No. 1   Fall 2015
    • Alfinio Flores.  Minimizing the Sum of the Squares of the Distances to the Vertices of a Triangle. pp. 7-11.
    • Samuel Luke Tunstall. Lying with Statistics: Promoting Numeracy with an Exciting Project. pp. 12-14.
    • Katie Martin.  Discovery Education's Math Techbook in the Middle School Classroom. pp. 17-18.
    • Abel et al. Modeling Activity Assessment Diagram

Volume 40

  • No. 2   Spring 2015
    • William Bauldry & Matthew Jobrack. How Two becomes One: A Recurrence and a Trig Identity. pp. 3-5.
    • Holly Peters Hirst. The Racing Game - A Probability Activity. pp. 6-9.
  • No. 1   Fall 2014
    • Tina Lupton, Sarah Pratt, & Kerri Richardson. Exploring Long Division Through Division Quilts. pp. 3-8.
    • Donald Hooley. Vedic Arithmetic for Algorthmic Enrichment. pp. 9-12.

Volume 39

  • No. 3   Spring 2014
    • Shirley A. Disseler & Allison Thomson. Gender Differences in Attitudes and Percetions of Middle Grades Mathematics Students. pp. 5-9.
    • Lauren DuVall & Jessie Davidson.  Descartes' Coordinate Geometry and Pick's Theorem. pp. 10-12.
  • No. 2   Fall 2013  
    • Alfinio Flores. Visualizing the States. pp. 7-9.
    • Sarah Swartzel & John Wagaman. A Tactile Learning Group Activity for Visualization of Function Transformations in Algebra. pp. 10-15.
    • April Coggins. Flatten the Middle Math. pp. 16-17.
    • Puzzle Solutions
  • No. 1   Spring 2013
    • Allison McCullock, Jeremy Ernst, Christopher Limer, & Sara Taormina. STEM Inquiry on the Neuse River. pp. 6-10.
    • James Munn. iMath II. pp. 11-15.
    • Tammy Applegate. Setting up a School Store. pp. 16-17.
    • Crystal Morton, Daniella Cook, & Jan Yow. It's Play Time: Enhancing Computational Skills and Strategy Development Through Mathematical Games. pp. 18-21.

Volume 38

  • No. 2   Fall 2012   
    • Peter Eley & Lee Stiff.  A Tale about Access to 8th Grade Algebra in North Carolina. pp. 7-10.
    • Amanda Fields. iPods and Flip Video in the Classroom. pp. 11-12.
    • Rachel Hubbard. Clicking Toward Success. pp. 13-14.
    • Puzzle Solutions
  • No. 1   Spring 2012
    •  Holly Peters Hirst. Functions as Graphs: Depth Versus Volume in a Vase. pp. 5-7.
    • Gregory D. Foley.  The Shape of an Ellipse. pp.8-13.
    • Deborah Crocker. An Interview with Author Joan Holub. pp. 14-15.
    • Puzzle Solutions

Volume 37

  • No. 2   Fall 2011   
    • John Malokach.  The π Project.  pp. 6-8.
    • Peter Eley & Kelly Hines. Students Tell the Story: Creative Mathematics Storytelling Using Narrative Software. pp. 9-13.
    • Jenny Murray. Math Night at Voyager Academy. p. 18.
    • Puzzle Solutions
  • No. 1   Spring 2011   
    • Ann D. Bingham.  Learning Styles of the Struggling Algebra Student: A Statistical Snapshot. pp. 5-8.
    • Tyrette S. Carter & Loury Ollison Floyd. Twenty Ways to Enhance All Students' Mathematical Understanding.  pp. 10-13.
    • Nancy Bell Ruppert.  Using Visual Images to Enhance Comprehension. pp. 14-16.
    • Puzzle Solutions

Volume 36

  • No. 2   Fall 2010   
    • Holt Wilson, Hollylynne Lee, & Karen Hollebrands.  An Alternative Development of Measures of Center and Spread. pp. 6-11.
    • Karen Perry.  Graduate School: A Journey to be Remembered. pp. 12-13.
    • Donna Trick.  Milky Way Math.  pp. 14-15.
    • Tracie McLemore Salinas & LaDonna Brown.  A Wrong Assessment that was Somehow Just Right.  p. 16.
    • Puzzle Solutions
  • No. 1   Spring 2010   
    • Harold Reiter.  Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals. pp. 5-6.
    • Carla Rodden.  The Wheels on the Bus. . .A Motivator for Learning About Apportionment.  pp. 7-12.
    • Puzzle Solutions

Volume 35

  • No. 2   Fall 2009   
    • April S. Collins. Hands-on Equations. p. 6.
    • Catherine Stein & Kerri Richardson. Using Spatial Reasoning to Enhance k-2 Number Sense. pp. 7-9.
    • Pamela R. Moses-Snipes. Mathematics Leadership Academy: Promoting Students' Awareness About Applications of Mathematics. pp. 10-14.
    • Puzzle Solutions
  • No. 1   Spring 2009   
    • Tracy Goodson-Espy. Opportunities to Engage Students in Problem-Solving: A North Carolina Connection to the Math Forum?s Problem of the Week Program. pp. 5-11.
    • Tom Tilton. High School Activity: Is This the One? p. 12.
    • Kimberly Wagner.  Teaching Subtraction of Fractions with Regrouping. pp. 13-15.
    • Tilton Worksheet

Volume 34

  • No. 2   Fall 2008
    • Vincent Snipes, Judith Reed, & Patricia Valdez. Addressing Equity Issues at Multiple Levels: Facilitating Equity in Mathematics Education. pp. 7-9.
    • Ashley Cullipher. Music in Mathematics. pp. 10-12.
    • Greg Harrell. Reminiscing, Problem Posing, and Problem Solving with Magic Cards. pp. 13-16.
    • Sarah Greenwald. Evelyn Boyd Granville: Complex Solutions to Real-Life Problems. pp. 17-21.
  • No. 1   Spring 2008
    • William C. Bauldry. Completing the Square Historically. pp. 5-8.
    • Rebecca S. Wills. The River Project. pp. 9-10.
    • Nancy Ruppert. Game Day. p. 11.
    • Solomon Willis. Complex Number Puzzles. p. 12.
    • Kimberly Smith Burton, Kimberly Young, & Stephanie Duncan. Discovering the Area of a Regular Polygon. pp. 13-16.

Volume 33

  • No. 2   Fall 2007
    • Susan Jones & Sumer Lerch.  Teaching with Technology - Two Teachers' Experiences. pp. 5-10.
    • Holly Peters Hirst. Sudoku - Serious Math? Yes! pp. 11-12.
    • Shelby Morge & Kathleen Lynch-Davis. AEP and the EOGs in North Carolina: What do These Assessments Reveal About Fourth- and Eighth-grade Students? Mathematical Achievement? pp. 21-25
  • No. 1   Spring 2007
    • Alfinio Flores. Algebra for a Princess. pp. 5-8.
    • Chris Moore. Cycles of Learning: A Constructivist Approach to Planning for inquiry-Based Differentiated Instruction. pp. 11-14.

Volume 32

  • No. 2   Fall 2006
    • Dan Schellenberg & Bill Bauldry. Mathematicians, Birthdays, Calendars, and a Student Project. p. 6.
    • John Staley, Patricia S. Moyer, & Donna R. Sterling. A Penny's Worth of Principles and Standards Using Scientific Notation. pp. 7-15.
    • Sarah J. Greenwald & Jill E. Thomley. Putting the Model in Mathematician Role Models. pp. 20-22.
  • No. 1   Spring 2006
    • Donna Godley. Ownership of Students? Ideas. pp. 7-10.
    • Natasha L. Mabe. Ideas on Advanced Functions and Modeling. pp. 11-14.
    • Lee V. Stiff & Lee Creighton. Adding and Subtracting Fractions: Is it How Much or How Many? pp. 15-19.
    • Patricia Carstensen, Bethany Hudnutt, & Kent Robertson. The Mathematics of Tipping Points. pp. 20-23.
    • Sarah J. Greenwald, Vicky Klima, & Katie Mawhinney. Marjorie Lee Browne: North Carolina Educator. pp. 28-32.

Volume 31

  • No. 2   Fall 2005
    • Cos D. Fi. Bite Sized Mathematics: The Case of the Radical. pp. 7-9.
    • Carrie S. Cutler. Knowing When to Which: Addressing the Calculator Quandary. pp. 10-12.
    • David K. Pugalee, Ian Brailsford, & Theresa Perez. Strategies to Support Mathematical Understanding of LEP Students. pp. 13-16.
  • No. 1   Spring 2005
    • Karan B. Smith. What do Dogs, Cats, Fire Hydrants, and Princesses Have to do With Geometry? pp. 7-10.
    • Jeffry L. Hirst & W. Hutch Sprunt. Venn Diagrams and Reasoning. pp. 11-16.

Volume 30

  • No. 2   Fall 2004
    • Leslie Ann Perry. Mathematics: How Sweet it is. pp. 5-7.
    • Jill T. Richie & Sarah J. Greenwald. Florence Nightingale, the Passionate Statistician. pp. 13-21.
    • Harold Reiter. Closed-Form, Recursion, and Mind-Reading: Defining Sequences by Various Means. pp. 23-25.
    • Laura Davis. Discovering Mathematics. pp. 31-35.
  • No. 1   Spring 2004
    • Lisa J. Embree. Charlotte’s Web and the County Fair: Learning about Making Change and the Value of Money. pp. 13-14.
    • Sarah J. Greenwald, Amy Ksir, & Lawrence H. Shirley. Thomas Fuller and his Calculation Ability. pp. 15-19

Volume 29

  • No. 2   Fall 2003
    • Laura Brader-Araje. Q-Tips, Spit Balls, and Unknown Creatures: Learning from our Students. pp. 8-9.
    • Sarah J. Greenwald & Mark C. Ginn. David Blackwell and Game Theory. pp. 12-18.
    • Nancy L. Hetrick & Gerald W. Saxe. The Human Side of Mathematics: Do Our Students Ever Get a Chance to See it? pp. 19-21
  • No. 1   Spring 2003
    • Gregory D. Foley & Deborah A. Crocker. The Words of Mathematics. pp. 8-10.
    • David E. Kullman. Stories about Story Problems. pp. 10-14.
    • William C. Bauldry. Cryptography in the Classroom. pp. 15-18
    • Sarah J. Greenwald & Edith Prentice Mendez. Hypatia, the First Known Woman Mathematician. pp. 19-24.

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Julie Kolb
Meredith College

 

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