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  • Erin Wahler-Cleveland

    December 7, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    For me, the transition from thinking additively to multiplicatively illuminated by the “magic wand” example was eye-opening. I remember one of the first tasks I gave students this year involved determining missing values in which many defaulted to additive thinking when multiplicative was needed to move towards the answer. This is something I have started to teach explicitly with my 6th grade students to help develop their awareness of the difference!