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Part C

Defining Representation
  The Representation Standard | Visual Representations | Tables, Graphs, and Variables | Additional Points | Summary | Your Journal


We've just defined the Representation Standard in more detail. Now we'd like you to write about the standard.

Questions to write and reflect about:
  • What are some effective methods of representation your students use to solve problems and communicate their thinking?
  • As students explore more complex mathematical concepts in the middle grades, what are some non-conventional representations they might use?
  • What specific things do you do in your classroom to encourage students to use appropriate representations as they complete mathematical tasks?
  • Why do you think representations help students develop a deeper understanding of the mathematical concept(s) they are learning?
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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