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Date Created1990-10-11

DescriptionThis is the second clip in a series of seven of building towers four tall problem using red and blue unifix towers. Brian suggests a new tower with two blue and two reds. Jeff said he would build the...

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Date Created1992-06-15

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DescriptionIn the fourth of five clips, the four twelfth grade students explain their conjecture that Pascal's Triangle can be used to predict the number of paths to any point in the Taxicab grid to Carolyn...

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DescriptionIn the first of five clips, four twelfth grade students develop their initial strategies for approaching the Taxicab Problem. They determine the shortest distances to the three given points: A, B and...

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DescriptionIn the fifth of five clips, Romina, Brian and Michael, describe patterns and relationships identified in their solution to the Taxicab problem to Arthur Powell, a second researcher. The students...

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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 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 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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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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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...