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Date Created1998-01-09

DescriptionIn this edited and narrated episode from the Private Universe Project in Mathematics, five tenth-grade students consider two different problems. FIRST PROBLEM STATEMENT: â€śChoosing from two colors...

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DescriptionResearcher Amy Martino posed two related tasks to the students that highlighted the difference between additive and multiplicative reasoning. First, she asked the students: If we call the orange...

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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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Date Created1993

DescriptionThe students work on the task: If the orange rod is called fifty, what number name would I give the white rod? Sarah and Beth offer an answer immediately, and are questioned by researcher Amy Martino...

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Date Created1989-03-21

DescriptionIn the final clip of the series of nine in a first grade classroom, four children: Stephanie, Gerardo, Sean and Aaron, explain their reasoning about problems 4 of a set of 6 problems to their teacher,...

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Date Created1993

DescriptionResearcher Amy Martino asked the students to assign a number name to the white rod when the orange rod was called ten. After discussing the problem with their partners, the students joined in a whole...

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DescriptionAmy Martino leads a whole class discussion during which they talk about ways of writing number sentences for two problems: 1) How many one sixths are in one? and 2) How many one twelfths are in one?...

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Date Created1995-11-08

DescriptionIn the fifth clip in a series of nine from the first of seven interviews focusing on Early Algebraic Ideas about the binomial expansion researcher Carolyn Maher asks Stephanie to multiply (x + y)(x +...

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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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Date Created1990-10-11

DescriptionIn this clip, Jamie begins recording on a large sheet her solution to the Shirts and Pants Problem introduced in the previous clip in this series. As Jamie records her solution, researcher Alice...