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Standard 5: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically

Clip 2/13: Standard 5: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically Using Fractions Part 1A


Mathematically proficient students consider the available tools when solving a mathematical problem.

On the first day of the learning segment, Michelle Makinson engages her learners in a math talk focused on unit fractions, combining into wholes, “parts of,” and the idea of equivalence, using manipulatives to create and explain a visual representation of a contextualized representation / word problem. Her students then share with their partners, explaining their approach. This clip also relates to standard 1 (make sense of problems & persevere in solving them), standard 3 (construct viable arguments & critique the reasoning of others) and standard 6 (attend to precision).

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