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1P plus 4R equals 5D: An Equation for Deepening Mathematical Understanding

Alan Hackbarth, Margaret Wilsman 

September 2008, Volume 14, Issue 2, Page 122

Abstract:
Illustrates mathematical discussions that can occur with students in the classroom. Example discussions focus on the relationships of events within a problem, connects the ways chosen to represent those relationships, and shows their equivalence. A deep understanding does not necessarily result from  being able to represent a mathematical situation in multiple ways. Even when representations are similar or contain errors, when a group of learners contribute to the pool of possibilities, they enter into discussions that may lead to deeper understanding.

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