Carole Greenes, Ed.D. is Professor Emerita, Mathematics Education at Arizona State University. More About CaroleFor questions, contact theresa@mathandteaching
Carole's Gift to You

Carole Greenes and Tanner Wolfram have created puzzle books for you. We will post new ones bi-monthly. You may download and distribute for classroom use.

SMASH is a Jeopardy-like game for your class. Here is SMASH Game 5, along with directions.

And another book for you:

Check out Make It Proper. Students will hone fraction skills as they use spatial clues to identify positions of numbers and use computations to complete fraction grids.

Carole's Creative Puzzles, Problems, and Tasks

How about some fun puzzles problems during the next few months.

A Birthday Puzzle honors our 16th President and another important figure in history.

Play with numbers for a little March Mathness.

And let's not let April 1 pass without making a little cents out of it!

Carole's Commentary

Dear Colleagues,

For years, I have heard educators say, “Too much text distracts from the math. Remove text/context to simplify and focus on key concepts and skills.” In my experience, Context-rich problems motivate reading, problem solving, collaborating, and verifying solutions. And, they enhance persistence and experimentation.

Read more.

Great Ideas from the MathLink’s Team

After more than 5 years in development, MathLinks (2nd ed) is available to pilot and use NOW. One of its features is "Activity Routines" to engage students. This month we share "Four in a Row," a game where students to practice skills in puzzle format. Here are some notes and reproducibles to introduce the routine.

You will find more information about MathLinks (2nd edition) here.


Welcome to Carole’s Corner!

CMAT is honored that Carole Greenes is joining our CMAT team as a distinguished contributor. I personally met Carole when she wrote and directed the 50th anniversary musical celebration for NCSM. Her energy and spirit are contagious, and now Carole is part of the CMAT family.

We are so excited that Carole will be sharing some of her engaging puzzles, projects, tasks, and wisdom with all of us through Carole’s Corner. Every month, Carole will share her thoughts of the moment in Carole’s Corner. We also will post some of Carole’s activities, puzzles, tasks, and projects, with connections to MathLinks materials. Carole would like these selected materials (and solutions) to be free to you, so download, enjoy yourself, and use with your students!


Thank you, Carole,

Shelley Kriegler
President, Center for Mathematics and Teaching