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backtalk: Colin’s thinking about problem solving with crayons

 

March 2011, Volume 17, Issue 7, Page 448

Abstract:
A first grader is presented with mathematical problems involving combinations of colored crayons and multiple solutions. The complexity of the task and the number of solutions develop through tasks requiring that the student read the problems aloud and then find solutions by showing mathematical reasoning with numbers, words, and illustrations.

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