Students say some amazing things. Back Talk highlights the learning of one or two students and their approach to solving a math problem or prompt. Each article includes the prompt used to initiate the discussion, a portion of dialogue, student work samples (when applicable) and teacher insights into the mathematical thinking of the students. In this month's episode, a six-year-old rising first grader uses a computer simulation to understand addition and subtraction on the number line.
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Kurt J. Rosenkrantz, firstname.lastname@example.org, designs simulations and writes curriculum for ExploreLearning.com, a library of inter active online simulations for math and science.
Edited by Megan Kelly Murray, email@example.com, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville; and Jane Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org, an associate professor at National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois.