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

Clip 12/29: Standard 1: Making Sense and Perseverance Using Multiplication & Division Part 4C


Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations, verbal descriptions…or draw diagrams of important features and relationships… Younger students might rely on using concrete objects or pictures to help conceptualize and solve a problem.

Becca Sherman leads a formative assessment on understanding division in story problems. In this clip, her students use original pictorial representations; the Singapore Bar Model is used as another representation to further understanding of the problem and of division. She asks her students, “how could you add to your math picture, to show this idea?”.

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