Toy Stories: Modeling Rates

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Using wind-up toys to compare distance over time gave these children a stake in understanding how the numbers make sense.

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Patricia E. Swanson,, teaches preservice and masters' level courses at San José State University, California. She recently developed the Advanced Teaching Certificate in Common Core Mathematics for practicing teachers and enjoys teaching and conducting research in a K–grade 8 rural school.

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