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ERIC Number: EJ789431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Sense-able Combinatorics: Student's Use of Personal Representations
Tarlow, Lynn D.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v13 n8 p484-489 Apr 2008
This article describes a mathematics session in which students explored a challenging combinatorics task, a topic shown to be difficult for students when taught traditionally. The students developed a progression of personal representations, increasingly symbolic and abstract, which they used to find a solution and justification. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A