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Part D

Applying Representation
  Introduction | Arrays and Fractions | Problem Reflection | Classroom Practice | Representation in Action | Classroom Checklist | Your Journal


You have just seen one application of representation in the classroom. Reflect on the following questions, and answer one in light of the students and content you teach.

Questions to write and reflect about:
  • What can you do in your classroom to help students make connections between representations? For example, how can you help them make connections between their work with manipulative materials and symbolic representations?
  • What stories or experiences can you connect to your students' learning about arrays and fractions?
  • Take one of your favorite problems, or ask a colleague for a problem to solve. Put yourself in the place of one of your students, and solve that problem using a variety of representation methods. Notice the variety of mathematical topics (or mathematical representations) you encounter as you work, and the variety of Process Standards that are involved. Then assign the problem to your students. How does your own solution process compare with your students.
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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