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ERIC Number: EJ789426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Promoting Mathematics Accessibility through Multiple Representations Jigsaws
Cleaves, Wendy Pelletier
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v13 n8 p446-452 Apr 2008
The ability to examine problems using varied approaches is one of the most important characteristics of good problem solvers. Other characteristics include independence, flexibility in thinking, determination, and a willingness to take risks. By using multiple representations, students are being asked to show the same information in varied ways. Information could be presented in a table of values, and students could translate that same numerical information into a graph or an equation. Information presented in a story problem could then be represented by students using pictures and numbers. This article focuses on using a multiple representations jigsaw as a strategy to promote accessibility to mathematics for more students. (Contains 3 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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