On Blocks, Stairs, and Beyond: Learning about the Significance of Representations

  • On Blocks, Stairs, and Beyond: Learning about the Significance of Representations

    Laurie Rubel, Betina Zolkower
    Article uses the "Blocks Problem" and "Staircase Problem" to demonstrate new ways to focus on representation and the understanding of functions in the classroom. The article discusses the implementation of these two problems in a teacher education course. Sample problems and student work are provided.