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## Bonnie Bushaw: 5th Grade Math

A classroom lesson is taught and then evaluated using the STAR Classroom Observation Protocol (TM) developed by and for The BERC Group Inc.
DVD
2008; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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## The International Picture [electronic resource]

Provides an opportunity to investigate various aspects of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) other than the test scores themselves. William Schmidt presents differences in curricula, textbooks, and teaching practices around the world. A group of community members discuss how the TIMSS results reflect societal and cultural values.
Online
1999
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## Hexominoes [electronic resource]

A fifth-grade class studies geometry by creating hexominoes, figures made of six squares.
Online
1997
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## Introduction [electronic resource]

Introduces the different parts of the Teaching Math Video Library, K-4. Demonstrates how to use each component.
Online
1997
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## Ants Go Marching [electronic resource]

Visits a kindergarten class in which students develop number sense by exploring number concepts and number relationships. Emphasizes the number sequence and makes the distinction between cardinal and ordinal meanings for number. Covers the following NCTM standards: number sense and numeration, patterns and relationships, communication, connections.
Online
1997
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## Math Buddies [electronic resource]

Kindergarteners matched with sixth-grade coaches experience the numbers 1 through 50 through various activities involving hands-on experiences and common objects. Covers the following NCTM standards: number sense and numeration, communication, connections.
Online
1997
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## Place-Value Centers [electronic resource]

First-graders develop an understanding of the numeration system by relating counting, grouping, and place-value concepts. Activities include measuring with Unifix cubes and using base-ten blocks. Covers the following NCTM standards: number sense and numeration, measurement, connections.
Online
1997
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## Pumpkin Seeds [electronic resource]

A grade 1-2 class, working in groups, develops their sense of larger numbers by estimating and counting the number of seeds in pumpkins. Covers the following NCTM standards: number sense and numeration, estimation, communication, and reasoning.
Online
1997
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## Animals in Yellowstone [electronic resource]

Fourth- and fifth-graders develop number sense and meaning for large numbers by estimating how many bison, elk, and pronghorn they saw on a field trip to Yellowstone National Park. Students debate and justify their estimates verbally and in writing. Covers the following NCTM standards: number sense and numeration, estimation, problem solving, and connections.
Online
1997
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## Cubes and Containers [electronic resource]

Kindergarteners sort Unifix cubes in various ways, focusing on the properties of the objects' similarities and differences. By creating patterns, children develop an early understanding of geometry. Covers the following NCTM standards: concepts of whole number operations, number sense and numeration, communication, and reasoning.
Online
1997
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## Amazing Equations [electronic resource]

Using the day of the month, first- and second-graders investigate the concepts of addition and subtraction as they share story problems that relate to the date. Teams use everyday language and experiences to connect to the mathematical language and symbolism for operations. Covers the following NCTM standards: concepts of whole number operations, whole number computation, communication, and connections.
Online
1997
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## Domino Math [electronic resource]

First- and second-graders investigate number relationships and explore the concept of addition in a part-whole model using dominoes. They develop mathematical communication as they represent mathematical ideas with physical materials, words, diagrams, and symbols. Covers the following NCTM standards: concepts of whole number operations, whole number computation, problem solving, and communication.
Online
1997
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## Marshmallows [electronic resource]

Second-graders create and discuss a bar graph based on the number of marshmallows they estimate each person in their class would eat on a camping trip. After discussing their results, students determine how many bags of marshmallows to take. Covers the following NCTM standards: concepts of whole number operations, statistics and probability, reasoning, and problem solving.
Online
1997
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## What's the Price? [electronic resource]

Third-graders use problem-solving approaches to investigate and understand division. They make connections to everyday life and use calculators as they determine unit costs for two different boxes of cereal.Covers the following NCTM Standards: concepts of whole number operation, fractions and decimals, problem solving, and communication.
Online
1997
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## Dino Math [electronic resource]

Kindergarteners team up in buddy pairs to explore addition combinations using a "dinosaur math" mat. They work with basic addition facts and use a part-whole concept to perform the addition. Covers the following NCTM standards: whole number computation, number sense and numeration, and communication.
Online
1997
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## Window Puzzle [electronic resource]

First-graders investigate number combinations by working with a window puzzle (a square divided into four equal squares). Students explore both addition and subtraction employing physical materials to aid in computation as well as using mental math. Covers the following NCTM standards: whole number computation, communication, reasoning.
Online
1997
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## Wheel Problem [electronic resource]

First-graders are asked how many vehicles could be in a parking lot if the total number of wheels is 24. Students review each step of the problem-solving process before they decide on which materials to use and develop strategies. Covers the following NCTM standards: whole number computation, concepts of whole number operations, problem solving, and communication.
Online
1997
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## Bean Sprouts [electronic resource]

Pairs of second-graders explore subtraction, based on the number of plants sprouting from the bean-seeds they have planted. The importance of context for student understanding, and various approaches to problem-solving, are exemplified. Covers the following NCTM Standards: concepts of whole number operations, reasoning, problem solving, communication.
Online
1997
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## This Small House [electronic resource]

Second- and third-graders use calculators, paper and pencil, and mental math within a realistic task. Students plan the decorating of their milk carton houses using spatial sense to select appropriate furnishings while staying within their allocated budget. Covers the following NCTM standards: whole number computation, geometry and spacial sense, connections, and communication.
Online
1997
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## Choose a Method [electronic resource]

A fourth-grade class shares their reasoning in evaluating the appropriateness of different computational methods (base-ten blocks, calculators, mental math, or paper and pencil) to specific problems. Covers the following NCTM standards: whole number computation, estimation, communication, and reasoning.
Online
1997