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DescriptionThis is the second of seven clips from the night session. In it, Jeff, Michael, and Romina, along with Ankur (who has just arrived), use the analogy they call “people on a line” to investigate...

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TitleNight session, Pascal's identity, clip 1 of 7: thinking about the meaning of combinatorics notation

DescriptionThis is the first of seven clips from the night session. In it, Jeff, Michael, and Romina discuss the coefficients of the binomial expansion, specifically (a+b) to the 10th power. In attempting to...

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DescriptionDuring this clip, the students discuss a task that had been posed by Erik: If I call the blue rod one, what rod will I call one half? A lively discussion centering on the definition of one half...

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Date Created2005-12-15

DescriptionIn the second of six clips from an after-school enrichment session in an urban middle school, Ariel, a 7th grade boy completing a unit about linear functions, continues his work on the Museum problem....

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DescriptionIn the first clip in a series of six from the second of seven interviews in which 8th grade Stephanie explores Early Algebraic Ideas about Binomial Expansion, the researcher, Carolyn A. Maher, asks...

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Date Created2005-12-15

DescriptionIn the third of six clips from an after-school enrichment session in an urban middle school, Ariel, a 7th grade boy completing a unit about linear functions, continues his work on the Museum problem. ...

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DescriptionThis is the fifth of seven clips from the night session. The students (Ankur, Jeff, Michael, and Romina) have been discussing Pascal’s Triangle. The researcher rewrites row 3 of Pascal’s...

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TitleNight session, Pascal's identity, clip 3 of 7: further explorations of factorials and combinations

DescriptionThis is the third of seven clips from the night session. The four students (Ankur, Jeff, Michael, and Romina) investigate the reason for dividing n! by (n-x)! and x! when calculating “n choose...

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DescriptionThis is the sixth of seven clips from the night session. After Jeff draws Pascal’s Triangle in what the students call “choose” notation, the researcher asks the students to express an instance...

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DescriptionIn the third clip in a series of nine from the first of seven interviews focusing on Early Algebraic Ideas about the binomial expansion, Stephanie, an 8th grade student, reviews her conclusions about...