DescriptionDuring this session, the students begin by working on the following problem: “Stephen has a white shirt, a blue shirt and a yellow shirt. He has a pair of blue jeans and a pair of white jeans. How many different outfits can he make?” Researcher Amy Martino introduces the problem by stressing that she is interested in how they solve the problem rather than in just the answer. Stephanie and Dana draw pictures to represent the shirts and pants, labeling them with the letters b, w, and y to represent the colors blue, white, and yellow, and then draw lines from each of the shirts to each of the pants. After they are both sure they cannot make any more combinations, they explain their solution to Amy and then write up their solution on a large paper.
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Related Publication Type: Related publication Label: Ed.D. dissertation references the video footage that includes Shirts and Pants with Stephanie and Dana, Clip 1 of 2: Introducing and working on the problem Date: 1992 Author: Martino, Amy Marie (Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey)
Name: Elementary students' construction of mathematical knowledge : analysis by profile Reference: QA.M386 1992
Source Title: B52, Shirts and Pants with Stephanie and Dana, Grade 3, October 11, 1990, raw footage. Identifier: B52-19901011-KNWH-SV-CLASS-GR3-CMB-SAP-RAW