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

Clip 10/29: Standard 1: Making Sense and Perseverance Using Multiplication & Division Part 2A


Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem. Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, "Does this make sense?"

As her 3rd-grade students work on a multiplication/division word problem, Buljan works with students Enmy and Esbin to dig deeper into their ways of making sense of the problem. She encourages Enmy to persevere and Esbin to let her do so, saying “Just let her try and figure it out. No coaching.”

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