NCTM describes “representation” as referring to both a process and a product. So mathematical representations include all the different ways that students depict their thinking as well as the processes they use to put their thinking into those forms. Representations have often been taught as an end in and of themselves, most as essential elements in supporting students’ understanding.
When students gain access to mathematical representations and the ideas, they express they acquire a set of tools that significantly expand their capacity to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena. This activity takes common fractions and represents them through a concrete manipulative, a verbal symbol, a fraction model, a number line representation, and symbolic representation. There is also a contextual problem for the students to work through. There are five sets of cards, each with six representations with facilitation notes.
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