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TitleFraction problems, Sharing and Number Lines, Clip 2 of 5: Equal shares, 3 candy bars for 25 students

DescriptionIn this second of five clips from a single class session, the students consider how 3 candy bars could have been equally distributed among their class of 25. The students had worked on this problem...

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Date Created1992-02-06

DescriptionIn this one hour and forty minute unedited video, the fourth grade class was divided into pairs to work on a Towers problem on February 6, 1992. At the beginning of the session, there are two sheets...

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Date Created1992-02-06

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DescriptionIn the last of five clips from a single class session, the researcher reviews with the students how to place whole numbers on a number line. The students are then asked to decide about the placement...

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DescriptionIn the fourth of five clips from a single class session, we see two students, Jessica and Andrew, placing unit fractions, ranging from 1/10 to 1/2, on a number line segment with endpoints labelled 0...

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Date Created1993

DescriptionDuring this small group activity, the students revisited the task: Which is larger, 1/2 or 1/3, and by how much? Some of the students attempted to solve the task using balance beams, but most reverted...

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DescriptionIn this clip, the first of five clips from a single class session, the researcher asks the students to review how they were able to show that 1/4 is larger than 1/9 by 5/36. The students had worked...

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TitleAlan's Infinity

DescriptionIn this clip from 4th grade classroom study, students discuss the placement of numbers between zero and one on a number line. A debate ensues as to how many numbers exist between zero and one. Andrew...

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DescriptionIn the sixth clip Erik and Alan worked on the task: Which is larger, one half or three fourths. Erik showed, using the orange and red train as one, that the difference between the two fractions was...

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DescriptionIn the second of five clips from this classroom session, Alan worked alone at his desk on a new task that the researcher, Amy Martino, had posed. He built models to find the difference between one...