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Problems: Connecting Mathematical Ideas to Notation

In the media piece, Connecting Mathematical Ideas to Notation, Dr. Sybilla Beckmann presents two examples of problems showing how students can connect mathematical concepts and notation. This...

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03/03/2014
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Pre-Algebra Fencing Task

At Papillion Junior High School, seventh-grade students work in groups on a non-routine geometry problem. This sample material has a fencing task worksheet and photos of students’ presentations of...

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03/03/2014
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Fraction Problem: Part of a Part

Grade 6 students at Patriot Elementary use several strategies to solve a real-world, part of a part problem. This sample material has the scenario and statement of the problem along with pictures...

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03/03/2014
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Using Visual Representations

Teachers can use these examples for ideas to help students create visual representations for different types of problems.

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03/03/2014
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Frank's Problem

Grade 6 students at Madison Elementary School use visual representations to present their solutions to Frank’s Fresh Farm Produce problem. The first page of the sample material has a statement of...

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03/03/2014
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Roll Around the Clock

Students use a clock visual for fractions and problem solve with fraction concepts while playing Roll Around the Clock. This sample material presents instructions for the game along with a clock...

Sample Material
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03/03/2014
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Who Finishes When?

At Worthington Hooker School, pre-algebra students work on the Who Finishes When? problem. They use visual representations to interpret the information in the problem. This sample material has the...

Sample Material
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03/03/2014
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Multiplication of Fractions

Multiplication of Fractions

Listen to how a teacher considers the problem-solving strategies students use in a multiplication of fractions problem involving part of a part. She describes which strategies she chooses to...

School Example
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02/14/2014
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Connecting Mathematical Ideas to Notation

Connecting Mathematical Ideas to Notation

Dr. Sybilla Beckmann uses two different problems to demonstrate how to develop mathematical concepts and present mathematical notation in problem-solving situations. Related...

Expert Interview
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02/14/2014
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Non-Routine Problem in Geometry

Non-Routine Problem in Geometry

See how a class approaches "Pre-Algebra Fencing Task," a non-routine geometry problem that challenges their mathematical reasoning. Related Files: Pre-Algebra Fencing Task (Sample...

School Example
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02/14/2014
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Representing a Problem Visually

Representing a Problem Visually

See how different groups of students use double number lines and other visuals to tackle "Frank's Problem," which involves figuring out the most efficient travel routes in terms of...

School Example
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02/14/2014
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Problem Solving in Pre-Algebra

Problem Solving in Pre-Algebra

Watch as a teacher challenges her students with the real-world problem of a race in Who Finishes When? Visual representations help students think about how the problem can be solved. Solution...

School Example
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02/14/2014
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