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Personalizing and Globalizing Content by Making Authentic Connections

Personalizing and globalizing content by making authentic connections

Figure 3.0 presents an all-too-familiar math probe of a fifth-grade classroom. This probe was administered to a heterogeneous group of students at an elementary school. In this math probe, students were orally read the following directions:

  • Fold a blank sheet of paper into four sections.
  • In the upper left corner box, draw one and one half.
  • In the upper right corner box, make a circle divided into eight sections. Color in three fourths of the circle.
  • In the lower left corner box, add the numbers three hundredths, thirty, and three.
  • In the lower right corner box, subtract one from a million.

We used this same probe with hundreds of other fifth-grade students throughout the country, ...

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