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ERIC Number: EJ763801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
Communication and Representation as Elements in Mathematical Literacy
Thompson, Denisse R.; Chappell, Michaele F.
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v23 n2 p179-196 Apr 2007
The process standards of communication and representation in the "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics" are critical tools to help students develop mathematical literacy. In the mathematics classroom, students need to be encouraged to use speaking, listening, reading, and writing to communicate their understanding of mathematics words, symbols, and concepts. In addition, they should be encouraged to use multiple representations (such as diagrams) to move fluently between verbal, symbolic, graphical, and numerical forms of mathematics concepts. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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