Fifth graders explore approaches to solving a division-of-fractions problem introduced within the context of hot chocolate servings.
Laura B. Kent, Susan B. Empson and Lynne Nielsen
Katherine Baker, Naomi A. Jessup, Victoria R. Jacobs, Susan B. Empson and Joan Case
Productive struggle is an essential part of mathematics instruction that promotes learning with deep understanding. A video scenario is used to provide a glimpse of productive struggle in action and to showcase its characteristics for both students and teachers. Suggestions for supporting productive struggle are provided.