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*Placing fractions on a number line*in Subject1

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...

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DescriptionIn the second clip researcher Carolyn Maher stated that the class would be studying pieces of the number line. She referred to the homework from the prior session and stated that the class was...

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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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Date Created1993

DescriptionThis is the fourth in a series of four clips from this session. The researcher, Carolyn Maher, invites the students to take turns placing a number that they have been thinking of onto the big number...

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Date Created1993

DescriptionThis is the first in a series of four clips from this session, which begins with the researcher, Carolyn Maher, placing a transparency with Meredith's number line models on the overhead projector. ...

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DescriptionIn the third clip researcher Carolyn Maher stated that similarly to the number line going on and on forever, so does the numbers in between zero and one. The students then explored dividing the line...

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DescriptionIn the fourth clip researcher Carolyn Maher asked the students to each come up and take a turn placing some fractions on the number line. She called on Gregory to come up first. He placed a one half...

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DescriptionIn a whole-class discussion in the third of five clips from a single session, students are asked to compare and order 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 and 1/5. David shares his solution that is based on building models...

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DescriptionResearcher Carolyn Maher began the session in clip 1 by stating that the class was discussing rulers at the end of the prior session. The researcher pointed out that rulers may be constructed...