MATH 350 Midterm


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equal groups
there is some number of groups each containing the same number of items
comparison problems
some amount is some number of times greater than some other amount (e.g., my dog is twice as heavy as your dog) **THESE ARE ͞MEASUREMENT QUANTITIES IN LA STANDARDS
area and array
items are arranged in rows and columns (i.e., a rectangle or square) or you are talking about the area taken up by a shape (also often a rectangle)
Combination Problems
finding the number of ways you can combine different things (e.g., 2 different shirts with 3 different pants)
measurement problems
we know the size of the groups but not the number of groups
partitive problems
we know the number of groups but not the size of groups
the remainder needs to be disposed
the problem requires an exact quotient in the form of a decimal
the problem requires us to have an extra package
the remainder itself is the appropriate response
understanding and enthusiasm
The challenge is to get all students to learn math with ___________ and ______________
future jobs require more than simple computation
What is one reason that students need to learn math?
NAEP (National Assessment of Education Progress)
tool to measure overall improvement of US students over time
National Council of Teaching Math (nctm)
is the world's largest education organization that emphasizes whats best for learners
focus on importance of integrating assessment with instruction
What is the purpose of standards?
equity, curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment, technology
What are the six principles of math?
learning trajectories
selection of topics from grade level of what came before and what comes next
array model
What is a powerful tool to use when teaching the commutative problem of multiplication
basic facts
number combinations where both addends or both factors are less than 10
flexibility, accuracy, efficiency, and appropriately solved
What are the four factors of fluency
number sense
research shows that early ___________ _____________ predicts school success more than verbal, spatial, or memory skills
do not assess fluency
negatively affect students number sense and recall
not needed/ waste of time
Why are time tests ineffective?
partitive and measurement
What are two concepts of division
complete number strategy
strategy of multiplication that encourages students to recognize if they add 2 numbers the next 2 numbers will have the same sum
partitioning strategy
strategy of multiplication that has students break numbers in a variety of ways that reflect understanding of place values
compensations strategy
strategy of multiplication that is the process of reformulating an addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division problem to one that can be computed more easily mentally.
cluster problem
strategy of multiplication that encourages students to use facts and combinations that they already know in order to figure out more complex problems (allow students to brainstorm)
lattice method
method of multiplication with a grid with squares by diagonal lines to organize their thinking along diagonal place value columns
frontal end
Estimation Strategy:
focuses on the leading or left-most digit
Estimation Strategy:
changing numbers in the problem to others that are easier to compute mentally; can be used when an exact number isn't needed, and an approximate answer will do.
compatible numbers
Estimation Strategy
that are close in value to the actual numbers, and which make it easy to perform mental arithmetic.
functional thinking
involves reasoning about and expressing how two quantities vary in relation to each other case
generalize math relationships and structure
students notice relationships and structure in arithmetic operations, expressions, equations, or function data that can be generalized beyond the given
represent generalizations
students use words, symbols, tables, graphs and pictures to represent generalizations
justify generalizations
begin with numeric examples and move toward making general arguments
reason with generalizations
students make use of generalizations to solve problems
algebraic thinking
begins in kindergarten as young students represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds, acting out, verbal explanation, expressions, or equations
functional thinking
students consider situations that co-vary, such as the relationship between number of t-shirts purchased and the cost of those shirts
algebraic thinking
__________ _____________ is used to generalize arithmetic, to notice patterns that hold true in algebra and with properties and to reason quantitatively about such things as whether expressions are equal or not.
properties of operations
focus on helping students recognize and understand important generalizations and also use them to generate equivalent expressions to solve problems efficiently and flexibly
commutative property of addition
a+b = b+a
associative property of addition
identity property of addition
inverse property of addition
a + (-a) = 0
inverse of addition and subtraction
if a+b=c, then c-b=a, and c-a=b
commutative property of multiplication
associative property of multiplication
(ab)c = a(bc)
identity property of multiplication
a x 1 = a
inverse property of multiplication
a x 1/a = 1
multiplication and division inverse
if axb=c, then c/b=a and c/a=b
distributive property of multiplication
a(b + c) = ab + ac
heart of math
noticing generalizations of properties and attempting to prove they are true is a significant form of algebraic reasoning and is the __________ _____ _____________
repeating patterns
patterns that have a core that repeats
growing patterns
Patterns that involve progression from step to step
recursive patterns
description that tells how a pattern changes from step to step
covariational thinking
noticing how two quantities vary in relation to each other and being explicit in making connections
correspondence relationships
correlation between two quantities expressed as a function rule
_________ encourage covariational thinking which can lead to identifying the function
when isolated or selected values are the only ones appropriate for a context
if all values along a line or curve are solutions to the function
comprises the possible values for the individual variable
corresponding possible values for the dependent variable
type of change associated with how fast something travels
describes the rate of change for linear functions
What is slope-intercept form?
y coordinate
when a slope is 0, it means that all points have the same ___ ______________
x coordinate
when there is no slope, then all points have the same ___ _____________
true false
_________/___________ questions are a great way to explore the equal sign
operational view
equal sign means to do something
relational computational view
students understand the equal sign represents a relationship between answers and two calculations, but they see computation to determine if both sides are equal
relational structural view
student uses numeric relationship between two sides of equal signs rather than computing the amounts
independent variable
step number, or the input, or whatever value is being used to find another value
dependent variable
the number of objects needed, the output, or whatever value you get from using the independent variable
gathering real data gets students engages
the goal is to determine whether there is a relationship between the IV and the DV
scatter plots
phenomena are observed seem to suggest functional relationship, but they are not necessarily well defined
sets of steps that always work to solve the problem
linear functions
growing patterns can develop into ___________ ____________
involves counting groups of like size and determining how many in all
joint problems
Change being "added to" the initial.
separate problems
Change is being removed from initial.
part part whole
Either missing the whole or one of the parts must be found
compare problems
There are three ways to present compare problems, corresponding to which quantity is unknown (smaller, larger, or difference).
1. focus on problem and meaning of answer
2.identify the important numbers as well as the unimportant ones
3. this leads to a rough estimate and unit of the answer
What are the three steps to analyzing a contextual problem?
number combinations
looking for generalizations begins early with decomposition of numbers.