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Part B

Exploring Representation
  Try It Yourself: Typical Week | Equations Related to Data | Problem Reflection | Your Journal


You've just explored the use of various symbols and a graph as means of representing relationships among various categories of data. Now we'd like you to write about your own classroom practice. As you make your journal entry, use the material you've just seen and read as a context.

Questions to write and reflect about:
  • In your own problem solving, when do you move from one representation to another? Why?
  • How can representations help students acquire new knowledge or extend their previous knowledge?
  • Do you prefer some representations over others as you work on problems? Why? Do you think your students have similar preferences? Does that have implications for your teaching?
Three ways to write and reflect:
  • Use pen and paper.
  • Use a word processor.
  • Use the form below.
Be sure to save what you have written before you navigate out of the journal section.


Your work will be displayed in a printer-friendly format to enable you to print.

Thanks for writing in your journal. Please keep your entries in whatever format you choose -- you will find them useful for reference later.

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