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Observing Student Reasoning and Proof
|Introduction | Completing Patterns #1 | Problem Reflection #1 | Completing Patterns #2 | Problem Reflection #2 | Classroom Practice | Observe a Classroom | Questions and Answers | Your Journal|
The next pair of students has been given the following pattern to continue:
Teacher: You have come up with two different ways to add more blocks to my pattern. Caleb, describe your pattern.
Teacher: Martina, describe your pattern.
Teacher: Now, that's interesting; you both seem to have different patterns. Caleb, can you continue Martina's pattern?
Teacher: Martina, can you continue Caleb's pattern?
Caleb: That's not my pattern!
Teacher: Let's listen to what Martina is thinking.
Teacher: Do your pieces fit that pattern?
Teacher: Caleb, was that your pattern?
Martina: There weren't any big squares left, so I just added a big piece.
Teacher: Could Martina's answer be another pattern chain?
Teacher: Let's get another set of blocks so you can find the pieces you need to complete Caleb's pattern.
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