“This is not math!” By Carrie Orgera and Antonia Cameron.

Framing the lesson Carrie was recently in a 5th grade classroom where she planned a mini-lesson with a group of teachers. In this lesson, students were asked to reason using the relationship between factors and products.  We put up two multiplication expressions and asked students two questions: Which has the greater product? and How do you know?[1] The students were asked to answer these questions without paper and pen and without computing. We built in these constraints because we wanted

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