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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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DescriptionAmy Martino introduced division of fractions by asking students to describe how many white rods equal an orange and red train. She then asked the students to name the white rod if the orange and red...

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DescriptionAmy Martino leads a whole class discussion during which they talk about ways of writing number sentences for two problems: 1) How many one sixths are in one? and 2) How many one twelfths are in one?...

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DescriptionIn this short clip, James explains to Robert B. Davis his solution to the problem: Which is larger, one fourth or one ninth, and by how much? After some questioning, he explains that the train (i.e.,...

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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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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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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...