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TitleBuilding Towers, Selecting from two colors for Guess My Tower, Clip 3 of 5: Milin introduces an inductive argument
DescriptionIn clip three of five, Milin, a fifth grade student, shares his inductive argument for building towers up to 3 cubes tall with researcher Carolyn Maher and his partner, Michelle I. Michelle in turn...
TitleBuilding Towers, Selecting from two colors for Guess My Tower, Clip 4 of 5: Stephanie and Matt Rebuild the Argument
DescriptionIn clip 4 of 5, fifth grade student Matt shares his understanding of Milin’s inductive argument with Robert and Michelle R. who, up to this point, found twelve, four-tall towers. Stephanie...
TitleBuilding Towers, Selecting from two colors for Guess My Tower, Clip 5 of 5: Sharing with the Group
DescriptionIn this final clip, an exuberant Stephanie presents her understanding of the “doubling rule” to the group of students ( Matt, Michelle I, Michelle R, Milin and Robert) who assembled around a...
TitleBuilding Towers, Selecting from two colors for Guess My Tower, Clip 2 of 5: Does the Number Double?
DescriptionIn the 2nd of 5 clips, Stephanie and Matt, two fifth grade students are attempting to find all possible towers four cubes tall when selecting from two colors as the sample space for Question 2 of the...
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...
DescriptionAfter a discussion in the previous clip in this series about how many towers can be built three cubes high when selecting from two colors, researcher Alice Alston asks the students to create towers...
TitleShirts and Pants Group Sharing, Clip 1 of 3: Jamie, Michael, Stephanie and Dana share their solutions
DescriptionAfter the students have worked on the Shirts and Pants Problem in the Shirts and Pants series, researcher Alice Alston facilitates a group sharing session. Jamie and Michael share their solution...
TitleShirts and Pants Group Sharing, Clip 2 of 3: Michael, Gerardo, Jeff, Brian, and Matt share their solutions
DescriptionIn this clip, students continue to share their solutions to the Shirts and Pants Problem, which they have worked on in the Shirts and Pants series. Michael and Gerardo share their solution in which...
DescriptionIn this clip, Stephanie and Dana work on recording their solution to the Towers Problem, introduced in the first clip in this series. As Dana finishes her recording her towers solution individually,...
TitleShirts and Pants with Jamie and Michael, Clip 3 of 3: Recording a graphical representation of their solution
DescriptionIn this clip, Jamie and Michael discuss their solutions to the Shirts and Pants Problem introduced in first clip in this series. They compare their individual solutions and find that they match....