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**All Things Being Equal III**- The students wi= ll write equations to represent verbal statements and successive transforma= tions that maintain or do not maintain the equality. =20
**Candy Boxes**- This class centers on the possible amounts of= candies two children, John and Maria, have. They each have the same, unspe= cified number of candies inside their own candy box. John has, in addition,= one extra candy and Maria has three extra candies. What are the possible t= otal candies they might have? =20
**Comparing Different Functions**- The stude= nts will discuss, represent, and solve a verbal problem involving the choic= e between two functions. =20
**Comparing Graphs**- Students are given an hourly rate o= f pay and infer coordinates for (h, $) over a range of hours. They produce = a table and a graph of work-pay. Then they produce another graph for anothe= r rate of pay and discuss differences in time and pay. =20
**Comparison Problems & Tables**- This class will be used to= review concepts and representations as applied to the solution of verbal c= omparison problems and to work on function tables. =20
**Comparisons and Attributes**- Work with compa= risons and comparison operators (=3D, =E2=89=A0, <, >). =20
**Dinner Tables I**- Students work with a function relatin= g number of tables to the number of available seats. One table seats 4, two= tables seat 8, three tables seat 12.... =20
**Dinner Tables II**- Students work with a function relat= ing the number of tables (in a straight line) to the number of available se= ats. One table seats 4, two tables seat 6, three tables seat 8.... =20
**Formulas and Stories**- The students will be requir= ed to work with the relation between different mathematical expressions (fo= rmulas) and stories. =20
**Functions - Earning Money**- The students will= create tables and equations from given stories. The functions are additive= and multiplicative. =20
**Multiple Number Lines**- Students continue to lear= n that two partial changes that start at different points on the number lin= e are equivalent. At the end, they will work with notation for variables (N= + 5 - 3 or N + 2). =20
**N-Number Line II**- Students use the N-Number line to m= ake generalizations about an unknown amount of money in a piggy bank. =
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**Part-Whole Relations**- This class follows the disc= ussion from the Candy Boxes I class. The challenge is to work with a visual= representation of the relationships among the various quantities in the ca= ndy box problem and to relate the visual and numerical information containe= d in visual diagram(s) to verbal descriptions and to algorithms for finding= unknown values. =20
**Piggy Banks**- The whole lesson revolves around a multipart = story problem involving changes in two quantities over several days of a we= ek. The initial quantities are equal yet unknown. Then transformations are = applied to the quantities. Students are asked to compare the quantities thr= oughout the week even though only their relative relationship can be determ= ined. =20
**Rules and Formulas**- Students are given a rule and a= data table supposedly generated according to the rule. Students evaluate w= hether: (1) the proper rule has been applied and (2) the result is correct.= =20
**Three Heights**- In this class we will explore: (a) How th= e children deal with comparisons, (b) How they draw inferences from compari= sons, and (c) How they represent comparisons between three unknown amounts.= =20

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**Cartesian Candy Bars I**- We compare ratios of va= rious ordered pairs in a Cartesian grid. The initial discussion concerns th= e space as a whole; the task will focus on selected points and on the ratio= of the dependent variable to the independent variable. =20
**Comparing Strips of Unmeasured Lengths I**- The class is the first of a series that will focus directly up= on the algebraic representation of measurements and their multiplicative re= lations. Children are asked to compare the lengths of strips, to describe t= he relationships between them in multiple ways, and to demonstrate that the= relationships they represent are true. =20
**Comparing Strips of Unmeasured Lengths II<= /a>**- The class is the second of the "Strips of Unmeasured Lengths= " series that will focus directly upon the algebraic representation of meas= urements and their multiplicative relations. Children are asked to compare = the lengths of strips, to use algebraic notation to describe the relationsh= ips between them, and to demonstrate that the relationships they represent = are true. =20
**Comparing Strips of Unmeasured Lengths II= I**- This is the third lesson in the "Strips of Unmeasured Leng= ths" series that focuses directly upon the algebraic representation of meas= urements and their multiplicative relations. We will work with the relation= ship B =3D 3S, focusing on equations and their verbal descriptions and on t= rue and false equations and statements. =20
**Comparing Functions**- This lesson is split into two= days. In the first class, the students will analyze eight basic graph shap= es and will represent and solve a verbal problem involving the choice betwe= en two functions. In the second one they will be asked to choose, among the= eight basic graph shapes, the ones that matches specific situations. =
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**Consistency**- Children choose pairs of numbers that maintai= n the relationship of 1 to 3 that is given in a statement, and they explain= why they believe the relationship is maintained. =20
**Equations and Inequalities**- Students will w= ork with equations and inequalities, first with simple ones and later with = comparisons of two functions. The Wallet Problem, introduced in a previous = lesson, will provide the background context. =20
**Evaluation Problem**- Students will be given a proble= m that asks about the amount of money each person has, based on the amount = in a piggy bank. They will be given one graph and asked to draw the second = graph. =20
**Fourth Grade Assessment I**- This is a written= assessment where children will interpret and determine the truth or falseh= ood of equations and statements that describe comparisons between quantitie= s. =20
**Fourth Grade Assessment I Review**- Chi= ldren discuss responses to problems where they interpret and determine the = truth or falsehood of equations and of statements that describe comparisons= between quantities. =20
**Fourth Grade Assessment II**- This is a writt= en assessment where children will interpret and determine the truth or fals= ehood of equations and of statements that describe comparisons between quan= tities. =20
**Fourth Grade Assessment III**- This is a wri= tten assessment where children will be asked to interpret graphs and to int= erpret and determine the truth or falsehood of equations and statements tha= t describe comparisons between quantities. =20
**Graphing A Story**- A trip is described in miles, hours= , and miles/hr. Students produce a graph from the description. They then pr= oduce a table from the graph and answer questions about the trip. =20
**Graphing Halves and Doubles**- Children work= on a problem about distance and time and compare two rates: half a meter p= er second and two meters per second. =20
**Graphing Thirds and Triples**- Children work= on a problem about distance and time and compare two rates: one third of a= meter per second and three meters per second. =20
**Multiplicative Candy Boxes I**- This class = centers on the possible amounts of candies two children, Juan and Marcia, h= ave. Juan has a box of candy and Marcia has twice as much candy. What are t= he possible amounts of candies they might have? =20
**Multiplicative Candy Boxes II**- This clas= s is a continuation of the Multiplicative Candy Boxes I lesson. It centers = on the possible amounts of candies two children, Juan and Marcia, have. Jua= n has a box of candy and Marcia has twice as much candy. What are the possi= ble amounts of candies they might have? =20
**Three Heights Review**- In this class we will explo= re: (a) How children deal with comparisons, (b) How they draw inferences fr= om comparisons, and (c) How they represent comparisons between three unknow= n amounts. =20
**Three to One**- Children discuss and produce verbal and mat= hematical statements on the proportion, S:L :: 1:3, that is, on the functio= n f( x ) =3D 3x and on its inverse f^{-1}( x ) =3D 1/3 x =20
**Two Phone Plans I**- Students compare two phone plans,= one of which has a lower rate, but a monthly basic charge; the other has a= higher rate but no basic charge. =20
**Two Phone Plans II**- Students will work on the compa= rison between two phone plans (also used in the lesson "Two Phone Plans I")= , one of which has a lower rate, but a monthly basic charge, the other has = a higher rate but no basic charge. =20
**Varying Speed**- Children are asked to tell a story about = a trip depicted through a graph that has varying slopes/speeds. =20
**Varying Velocity**- Children are asked to tell a story = about a trip depicted through a graph that has varying slopes/velocities.=20**Wallet Problem I**- Students compare the amounts of mon= ey two students have. The amounts are described relationally but not throug= h precise dollar amounts. =20
**Wallet Problem II**- Students will be given a wallet p= roblem. They will be asked to compare the amounts of money two students hav= e. The amounts are described relationally but not through precise dollar am= ounts. =20
**Wallet Problem III**- Students will continue working = with the wallet problem. They will be shown a graph for Mike's amounts and = asked to (a) determine whether it represents Robin's or Mike's money and (b= ) to predict where the line for Mike would fall. Later they will plot Mike'= s amounts and will discuss why the lines cross. =20

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**Ar= cade**- Students are told a story about two children, each of w= hom has a certain amount of money, but only one of whom has an amount known= to us. After a series of events they happen to end up with the same amount= of money. =20
**Basic Function Shapes**- In this lesson, the stude= nts will (a) discuss, represent, and solve a verbal problem involving the c= hoice between two functions; (b) choose, among 8 basic graphs (7 distinct s= hapes), the one that matches specific situations; and (c) write stories to = match a specific graph shape. =20
**Elapsed Time**- A variant of the train crash problem is use= d to address questions about elapsed time. The task is to determine where a= train is, given a certain time. =20
**Enacting and Solving Equations**- Student= s enact and discuss a situation where two children have amounts of candies.= Some of the candies are visible, others are inside opaque tubes or boxes. = After considering multiple possibilities they are told that the children ha= ve the same amount of candies. The situation corresponds to the equation 3x= + y + 6 =3D x + y + 20, where x is the amount of candies per tube and y is= the amount of candies per box. Students will be asked to discuss and to re= present the situation, to solve the equation that corresponds to the situat= ion, and to solve other written equations with similar structure. =20
**Equations and Graphs**- Students will further compa= re two linear functions in the context of evaluating two plans for shovelin= g snow. One plan has two parts: a basic charge plus a charge based on the n= umber of square meters cleared. The other plan has no basic charge; it only= charges according to the number of square meters cleared. However the per-= meter charge is higher than in the other plan. Students are asked to determ= ine the circumstances in which the bill from each plan would be the same. T= hey then examine the graph of the two functions and discuss how equations a= nd inequalities relate to the graph. =20
**Fifth Grade Assessment I**- This assessment wil= l focus on writing equations to solve verbal problems and on solving equati= ons using syntactic rules. It is intended as a diagnostic tool to assist te= achers in planning future activities. =20
**Fifth Grade Assessment I Review**- This = lesson will focus on reviewing the recent in-class assessment, on writing e= quations for word problems, and on solving equations. =20
**Fifth Grade Assessment II**- This assessment w= ill focus on writing equations to solve verbal problems and on solving equa= tions using the syntactic rules of algebra. =20
**Fifth Grade Assessment III**- This assessment= will focus on writing equations to solve verbal problems and on solving eq= uations using the syntactic rules of algebra. =20
**Phone Plans**- Students will compare two linear functions in= the context of evaluating phone plans. One plan has two parts: a basic cha= rge plus a charge based upon the number of minutes used. The other plan has= no basic charge; it only charges according to the minutes used. However th= e per-minute charge is higher than in the other plan. Students are asked to= determine the circumstances in which the monthly bill from each plan would= be the same. They then examine the graph of the two functions and discuss = how equations and inequalities relate to the graph. =20
**Review on Graphs and Equations**- In this= lesson, the students will solve individually or in small groups the set of= problems. For each problem, the teacher will lead a discussion based on th= e students' work (the teacher should identify strong and weak points in the= students' work). The class is organized around four main problems. Within = each problem students will answer different questions. =20
**Solving Equations II**- Students will be asked to r= epresent and solve verbal problems requiring algebra and to use the syntact= ic rules of algebra to solve equations with variables on both sides of the = equals sign. =20
**Solving Equations with One Variable**= - Students work on a story about two children who each have a certain amou= nt of money. The amount of one of the children is known but the other is no= t. After a sequence of transformations they end with the same amount of mon= ey. Students will be led to solve for the starting value by relating the eq= uation to the events in the story. After that, they will be asked to solve = another similar problem. =20
**Train Crash**- Students will compare two linear functions re= presented in a graph. They reason about the problem using (a) the word prob= lem and two diagrams; (b) a graph of position vs. time; (c) a table of valu= es (d) making expressions for each position function; and (e) solving the e= quation algebraically. =20
**Varying Rates of Change**- Students will compare= three functions, two of which are nonlinear, that tell the story of three = cousins who all save $1,000 in one year. One saves a lot the first day and = less and less each day as time goes on; one saves very little the first day= and more and more each day throughout the year; the last cousin saves the = same amount each day. Students will be asked to predict the shape of the gr= aph for each function and, later, to look at and describe graphs of all thr= ee cousins' savings. =20
**Wallet Review Problem**- This activity is a review= of the Wallet Problem done in fourth grade. It is intended to introduce ne= w students to some of the concepts we have covered and to refresh the memor= ies of our old students. Students compare the amounts of money two students= have. The amounts are described relationally but not through specific doll= ar amounts. =20

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**Who Shares My Function? - Linear with All Representations**- S= tudents will work in groups after finding other students who have the same = linear function represented by a story, a table, a graph, or an equation. T= hey will attempt to explain and discuss why the different representations r= efer to the same function. =20
**Who Shares My Function? - Linear with Graphs and Stories**- St= udents will make groups by finding other students who have the same quadrat= ic or linear function in different representations. =20