The Case of Millie Brooks and the Half of a Whole Task

  • Description: During this session you will-

    • solve and discuss the Half of a Whole Task,
    • watch a video clip of a third grade teacher facilitating small group work using this task,
    • Discuss ways the teacher supports her students' learning of mathematics, and
    • Connect specific teacher actions seen in the video to the Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices.

    Grade Band: Elementary

    Effective Teaching Practices:

    • Facilitate meaningful mathematics discourse
    • Pose purposeful questions

    Guiding Principle: Teaching and Learning

    Supporting Documents:


    Task - Half of a Whole

    Sample Solutions

    Video Transcript

    Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices

    Lesson Guide - Half of a Whole