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Part C

Defining Representation
  The Representation Standard | Connections | Structure | 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 guidelines for selecting and working with tasks that support the use of a variety of representations? Give examples related to your goals for the use of representation in your classroom.
  • As students use representation to explore more complex mathematical concepts, what are some frequently encountered hurdles to the effective use of representations? How do you address these issues?
  • How might you explain to a colleague how 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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