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Reasoning Abstractly and Quantitatively: What's the Price?

This professional development video clip shows students engaged in Common Core Practice Standard #2—Reason abstractly and quantitatively. In this video clip students using various problem-solving strategies to understand the cost of household items, as well as the partitive model of division. Additional resources include a video transcript, teaching tips, and a link to a professional development reflection activity based upon the video.
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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 TopicAlgebraic Thinking, Measurement, Number Sense, Basic Operations, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Other Math Topic
Grade Level3
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
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    • AccessAvailable for purchase, Free access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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