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Part E

Evaluating Representation
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First, gather your entries from Journals 1-4 and re-read them, editing your original comments as desired. Highlight the questions that were most provocative or productive for you in thinking about representation. What would you like to add to what you have written? Would you write more now? If so, go for it.

Here are some questions for your final journal.

Questions to write and reflect about:
  • We have now studied the Communication, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, and Representation Process Standards. How are these standards connected? Why is representation an important element of effective problem solving and communication?
  • Small changes can make big differences. What one change in your classroom could you make to give your students additional opportunities to represent their mathematical thinking? Could you make that change the next time you walk into your classroom –– say, tomorrow? Why or why not?
  • Imagine that a video team was to arrive tomorrow to tape your class as a study of students using representations in action. What would the video show? What would you be proud of? What might you want to change?
  • A year from now, where would you like to be as a teacher with respect to having students using representations? How might you get there? How will you know when you're there?
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.

Congratulations -- you've completed this session! If you are the type who is motivated by rewards, give yourself an appropriate one. You've just completed a substantial amount of work, and you deserve credit.

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