Whether a young mathematician is developing number sense or a secondary mathematician is developing functional fluency, multiple representations play a pivotal role. The Multiple Representation Activities resources are available to support building these fluencies. Also, using an adaptation of the classic Frayer model applied to mathematical representations supports building these fluencies at the point of instruction.
The Multiple Representation Model can be used as a note-taking guide, as an assessment probe, or as a spiraling review. Five representations are given for each model. There is also a set that is given two per page to facilitate use in The Mathematicians’ Notebook. Another representation resource is the Multiple Representation Rectangle. This allows several spaces in which students can work with the various representations. There is also a two per page version, although the regular version does fit in The Mathematician’s Notebook.
This resource is good for students with Dyslexia and language-based learning deficiencies. We’d like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that!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 the number 8 and represents it through a concrete manipulative, the written symbol, a verbal symbol, a diagram, picture, graph, drawing, or table, and an algebraic representation with a mathematical sentence. There is also a contextual problem for the students to work through. There are 5 sets of cards, each with 6 representations with facilitation notes.
This resource is good for students with Dyslexia and language-based learning deficiencies. We’d like to hear about your experience with our resources. Just give it a star rating then tell us what you think, simple as that!
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