DescriptionThe fourth of 8 clips with second grade students focuses on Michael and Stephanie, one of several small groups within a whole-class session to solve the spring egg problem. The carton of plastic eggs that is on their table includes four yellow eggs, four purple eggs, three pink eggs and one blue egg. They immediately figure out the total number of jelly beans for each color egg and then begin to combine the numbers. When they disagree about the total, researcher Amy Martino encourages them to work together and to write down the numbers for each color in order to "keep track". They discuss different strategies for adding the numbers and each child concludes that the total is 45 jelly beans.
The Problem Statement:
Each group has a carton of spring eggs.
There are 4 colors of spring eggs in each carton.
Each yellow egg has 5 jellybeans inside.
Each pink egg has 2 jelly beans inside.
Each purple egg has 4 jellybeans inside.
Each blue egg has 3 jellybeans inside.
How many jellybeans are in your group's carton?
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Source Title: B56, The Spring Egg Problem, Grade 2, May 1, 1990, raw footage. Identifier: B56-19900501-KNWH-SV-CLASS-GR2-ARTH-SE-RAW