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MemberNovember 11, 2021 at 9:40 pm
The difference between additive and multiplicative thinking is clear to me, but I have not really highlighted it with my students. I’m excited to have conversations with them about how we are thinking differently, not just using a different operation, when we solve problems multiplicatively. And yes, many students are stuck in additive thinking. It seems to me that they don’t trust multiplicative thinking, it is a leap of faith they aren’t willing to risk (for fear of the dreaded MISTAKE). I’m excited to learn more about how we bridge or scaffold kids over the multiplicative thinking.