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Reasoning Abstractly and Quantitatively: Beans, Beans, Beans

This professional development video clip shows kindergarten students engaged in the Common Core Practice Standard #2 Reasoning abstractly and quantitatively. In this video learners use three known quantities of beans for reference, they use abstract and quantitative reasoning to make sense of the number of beans in their bags individually and in a group and then groups share and justify their results. Additional resources include a video transcript, teaching tips, and a link to a professional development reflection activity based upon the video.
Contributed by: Annenberg Learner - Publisher, WGHB Boston - Author
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
CCSS Practice Standard 2This collection aims to shed light on Practice Standard 2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively, and offers instructional strategies for helping students make sense of quantities and their relationships in problem situations. These resources provide meaningful ways to support children as they learn to represent problem contexts with numbers and symbols, and then re-interpret the numbers and symbols in terms of the original problem. A companion Classroom Collection includes resources to help teachers develop this practice with their students.
Math TopicNumber Sense, Basic Operations, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelK
Resource TypeInstructional Strategy, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicTeaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorAnnenberg Learner - Publisher, WGHB Boston - Author
    • Publication Date2013
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2013 Annenberg Foundation
    • AccessAvailable for purchase, Free access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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