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Elementary School: Making Sense of One’s Own and Others’ Learning

Clip 8/17: Day 14: Playacting problems with different quantities


Understanding and Reading Problems: Mia uses students’ names and scenarios to refer back to the structure of a problem. A “put together” problem from early in the year becomes “Diva’s Stickers Problem.” In this way, later on she can activate her students’ memory of problem structure by asking “Is this more like Diva’s Stickers, or like something else?”


What other ways might Mia have called attention to the problem structure?

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