Student Talk Series: Lara Dick, February 25th @ 12 noon in Olin 268

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Title:  There’s Nothing Common About It

Abstract:  Training yourself to think like a child is often counterintuitive and surprisingly difficult.  My research focuses on helping preservice teachers analyze and learn from children’s mathematical thinking.  For this talk, we will focus on different types of story problems as described in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and discuss how children change their solution approaches depending on the situation presented in the problem.  We will watch videos of children solving different story problems and will consider various samples of written student work.  Audience participation will be encouraged.

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