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DescriptionIn the first clip, researcher Carolyn Maher began the session with a discussion about a model that Mark had made for another class. The model was comprised of a boat, a fish, and two children. The...

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DescriptionIn the third clip, researcher Amy Martino then worked with Mark and Laura. Mark justified his solution using each model he built. The researcher asked Mark if he thought that a different model might...

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DescriptionIn the second clip, David and Meredith worked on building models to represent their solution to the problem: Which is larger, two thirds or three quarters, and by how much. David first built two...

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DescriptionIn the fourth clip Erik repeated the explanation of his model to the classroom teacher. His model consisted of a train of three orange and one dark green rod and lined up four blue rods. He lined up...

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DescriptionIn the second clip, researcher Carolyn Maher asked the students to build a model to show which is bigger, two thirds or one half, and by how much. The students worked with their partners to solve the...

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DescriptionIn the second clip, Kimberly and Audra worked together on the task: Which is larger one half or three fourths. Kimberly built a model using an orange and red train, two dark green rods, and four light...

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DescriptionIn the fourth clip, researcher Alice Alston worked with Gregory and Danielle on the task: Which is larger two thirds or one half and by how much? Danielle built two models, one using the dark green...

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DescriptionIn the sixth clip Erik and Alan worked on the task: Which is larger, one half or three fourths. Erik showed, using the orange and red train as one, that the difference between the two fractions was...

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DescriptionIn the third clip, Alan and Erik worked together on the task: Which is larger two thirds or one half and by how much? Alan first built a model using the dark green rod as one, and the two concluded...

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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...