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Standard 1: Make Sense of Problems & Persevere in Solving Them

Clip 11/29: Standard 1: Making Sense and Perseverance Using Fractions Part 1A


Mathematically proficient students… make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution.

On the first day of the learning segment, Michelle Makinson engages her learners in a math talk focused on unit fractions, combining into wholes, “parts of,” and the idea of equivalence, using manipulatives to create and explain a visual representation of a contextualized representation / word problem. Her students then share with their partners, explaining their approach. This clip also relates to standard 3 (construct viable arguments & critique the reasoning of others), standard 5 (use appropriate tools strategically) and standard 6 (attend to precision).

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