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

Clip 14/29: Standard 1: Making Sense and Perseverance Using Numeric Patterning Problem 1


Mathematically proficient students can explain correspondences between equations...They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.

Fran Dickinson leads a lesson on numerical patterning, in which learners are asked to investigate a numeric pattern and to generalize what they see happening as the pattern grows. In this clip, the learners individually review a copy of two students' work on the MARS "Buttons" task and then discuss what they know or a question that they have about the sample work. This clip is also indicative of standard standard 2 (reason abstractly and quantitatively).

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