PART I – MEANINGFUL USE OF SYMBOLS
Reading: Van de Walle, J. A., Karp, K. S., & Bay-Williams, J. M. (2013). Meaningful use of symbols. In Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Teaching Developmentally, pg. 262-270
PART II – EQUATIONS AND VARIABLES
Reading: Carpenter, T. E., Franke, M. L., & Levi, L. (2003). Equations with multiple variables and repeated variables. In Thinking Mathematically, pg. 65-77.
On pages 73-74, the authors describe the solution strategies of two students, Susan and Erika.
How would Susan solve this problem? How would Erika solve this problem? What would each student would conclude about the solution of this problem?