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DescriptionDuring this clip, the students discuss a task that had been posed by Erik: If I call the blue rod one, what rod will I call one half? A lively discussion centering on the definition of one half...

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DescriptionIn the third clip in a series of eleven from the sixth of seven interviews, 8th grader Stephanie continues a discussion of ideas about binomial expansion with researchers Carolyn Maher and Robert...

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DescriptionResearcher Amy Martino posed two related tasks to the students. In this clip, the students work on designing a rod that can be called one half when the blue rod is called one. Erik and Alan discuss...

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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...

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Date Created1997-04-27

DescriptionThis video comes from The Private Universe Project in Mathematics and includes narrative voice-over interspersed with footage of a task-based interview with Stephanie and researcher, Robert Speiser....

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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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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 last of seven clips from the night session. The students (Ankur, Jeff, Michael, and Romina) explain to Brian, a late-comer, the meaning of Pascal’s Identity (the addition rule for...

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DescriptionIn the fourth clip in a series of eleven from the sixth of seven interviews, 8th grader Stephanie remembers that she had figured out the expanded algebraic expressions for (a+b) for powers up to 6. ...