## The Montana Mathematics Enthusiast |

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### Contents

Expanding spheres of influencethe zenith the nadir and everything inbetween | 1 |

Food for the Classroom? | 3 |

Historical Tidbits the Shoah and the Teaching of Mathematics | 15 |

Food for the classroom? by Theodore Eisenberg | 29 |

Critique on Eisenbergs article Flaws and idiosyncrasies in mathematicians | 35 |

Reaction to the Reactors | 37 |

Final comments on Eisenbergs paper | 45 |

similarities and differences | 47 |

The Action Map as a Tool for Assessing Situated Mathematical Problem Solving Performance | 67 |

Relationship of some psychological variables in predicting problem solving ability of inservice mathematics teachers | 79 |

how far have we come and where are we going? | 101 |

Reflections upon Teaching a PoorlyConceived Lesson | 117 |

The mathematically gifted elementary students revisiting of Eulers polyhedron theorem | 125 |

How is Mathematics Education Philosophy Reflected in the Math Wars? | 143 |

Teaching Proof at KS4 | 155 |

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