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

Clip 25/29: Standard 1: Making Sense and Perseverance Using Quadrilaterals Part C


Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution. They analyze givens, ... relationships, and goals. They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt...

Cathy Humphreys leads an extended exploration of a proof of the properties of quadrilaterals, helping students learn to investigate, formulate, conjecture, justify, and ultimately prove mathematical theorems. In this clip, she models how to gather information for the tinkering stage of the investigative process and emphasizes the importance of the process of private individual thinking prior to the group addressing a task. This clip is also indicative of standard 6 (attend to precision).

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