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Standard 2: Reason Abstractly & Quantitatively

Clip 3/13: Standard 2: Reason Abstractly & Quantitatively Using Multiplication & Division Part 2A


Mathematically proficient students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations.

Mia Buljan circulates around her 3rd-grade classroom while her students work on a multiplication/division word problem. Buljan asks, “When you make two tens and four blocks, which number are you making?” The student responds, and Buljan continues to probe with questions to find out whether the student has identified the quantities and relationships in the problem situation.

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