Glass, Bug, Mud

  title={Glass, Bug, Mud},
  author={Kimberly J. Grimes and Dannelle D. Stevens},
  journal={Phi Delta Kappan Magazine},
  pages={677 - 680}
"What do you do first?" I asked Anna as we looked at another long division problem. "Divide 5 by 3," she replied. "Correct! See, you know how to do this." Once again, I went through the steps of long division with Anna. I watched her usually smiling face change at the start of every math lesson and turn to a frown as she became lost again in the steps of long division. It seemed that no matter how many times I worked with her independently or how I addressed the problem, she still struggled… 

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