Module 3.2

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The Problem

Kinsey has 10 red candy hearts. David gave Kinsey 6 pink hearts. Jamie gave Kinsey 4 white hearts. How many hearts does Kinsey have all together?

Student #1

10 - 6 = 4

4 - 4 = 0


Final Answer: 0 hearts.


When student #1 discussed his problem solving method, it was determined that is was unable to determine the correct mathematical process to use due his inability to comprehend the word problem.

Student #2

10 + 6 = 13

13 + 4 = 17


Final Answer: 17 hearts.


When student #2 discussed her problem solving method, it was determined that she was able to identify the correct mathematical process. She was unable to correctly add the problem correctly.

Student #3

6 + 4 = 10

10 + 10 = 20


Final Answer: 20 Hearts


Student number three was able to determine the correct mathematical process. She was able to use mental math to determine that 6 + 4 =10 and 10 + 10 =20.