On Blocks, Stairs, and Beyond: Learning about the Significance of Representations
Laurie Rubel, Betina Zolkower
December 2007, Volume 101, Issue 5, Page 340
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.