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Part E

Evaluating Representation
  Make a Lesson Plan | Summing Up the Session | Final Journal


Gather your entries from Journals 1-4 and reread them, editing your original comments as needed. Highlight the questions that were most provocative or productive for you in thinking about representation. Would you like to add to what you have written? If so, go for it.

Here are some questions for your final journal. Please answer one in light of the content and students you teach.

Questions to write and reflect about:
  • We have now studied the Communication, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, and Representation Process Standards. How are these Standards connected? Why is representation an important element of effective problem solving and communication?
  • Small changes can make big differences. What one change in your classroom could you make to give your students additional opportunities to represent their mathematical thinking? Could you make that change the next time you walk into your classroom, say, tomorrow? Why or why not?
  • Imagine that a video team was to arrive tomorrow to tape your class as a study of students using representation in action. What would the video show? What would you be proud of? What might you want to change?
  • In terms of representation, as a teacher, where would you like to be in a year from now? How might you get there? How will you know when you're there?
Three ways to write and reflect:
  • Use pen and paper.
  • Use a word processor.
  • Use the form below.
Be sure to save what you have written before you navigate out of the journal section.


Your work will be displayed in a printer-friendly format to enable you to print.

Thanks for writing in your journal. Please print this last entry and add it to Journals 1-4.

Next  In the next session, we will address the Connections Standard.

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