Helping Students Use Visual Representations and Modeling in Math

Author: 
Center for Technology Implementation
Year: 
2015
Models help promote mathematical thinking and facilitate an understanding of key concepts and mathematical structures. By seeing and moving objects, students engage their senses to better understand and reason with abstract concepts, or to make sense of and solve problems.Visual representations are a powerful way for students to access abstract math ideas. Drawing a situation, graphing lists of data, or placing numbers on a number line all help to make abstract concepts more concrete, whether done online or offline. Developing this strategy early will give students tools and ways of thinking that they can use as they advance in their learning of more abstract concepts.
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Type: 
Tools and Templates
Common Core State Standards: 
Model with Mathematics
Instructional Strategies: 
Modeling
Visual Representations
School-wide Tech Implementation: 
Professional Development
Supporting Struggling Students: 
Differentiation
Personalization
Personalization

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