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

Clip 16/29: Standard 1: Making Sense and Perseverance Using Rates Part 4


Mathematically proficient students start by explaining to themselves the meaning of a problem and looking for entry points to its solution...They make conjectures about the form and meaning of the solution and plan a solution pathway rather than simply jumping into a solution attempt...Mathematically proficient students check their answers to problems using a different method, and they continually ask themselves, “Does this make sense?” They can understand the approaches of others to solving complex problems and identify correspondences between different approaches.

Joe Condon works with his 6th grade students to identify strategies for comparing unit rates. In this clip, his students first think about their strategies on their own, then share in groups.

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