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ERIC Number: EJ1000873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Tasks That Make Connections through Representations
Garofalo, Joe; Trinter, Christine P.
Mathematics Teacher, v106 n4 p302-307 Nov 2012
By working through well-designed tasks, students can expand their thinking about mathematical ideas and their approaches to solving mathematical problems. They can come to see the value of looking at tasks from different perspectives and of using different representations. This article discusses four tasks that encourage high school students and preservice secondary school mathematics teachers to think flexibly about mathematical concepts and problems. Appropriate use of these tasks challenges learners' intuitions while broadening and deepening their knowledge of mathematical concepts through the linking of multiple representations. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A