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  • Kyle Pearce

    December 6, 2020 at 8:29 pm

    First off… wow! Awesome take aways shared and great wonderings to dive deeper!

    In regards to the operation, I think helping students to see that in fact multiplication and division are intrinsically related is important. Furthermore, the strategies many students will use to solve this problem are more multiplicative in nature (ie: adding groups of vs. Subtracting groups of) which is likely why it “feels” like multiplication. So it isn’t a bad thing for them to think that way, but helping them to slowly notice and name specifically what they are actually doing based on the context will help them deepen their own understanding and flexibility to solve problems.

    As for the magnets, I think they were just dollar store purchases… not actual manipulatives of any type.