Since your voice [Lucy] is frequently in my head when I work with teachers and coaches, just thought I would drop you a note. The year turned out some amazing outcomes. Amazing does not begin to describe what happens when you use strings and investigations to get students to talk about mathematics (The development series [Antonia Cameron] co-authored for Ratio Tables ROCKS!). In fact, the results were so powerful (increased number sense and thinking skills of kids and teachers) teachers sought out more strategies that they could format into strings. This led to the teachers really figuring out that learning is developed deliberately and NOT through [focusing on] steps kids can forget!