## Representing

“To develop a deep and meaningful understanding of mathematical concepts, students need to represent their ideas and strategies using a variety of models (concrete, physical, pictorial, oral, and symbolic).”

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When students make connections between mathematical representations, number sense is developed. These connections lead to a deeper understanding of the relationships that exist within and between numbers as well as broader mathematics concepts and problem-solving.

“Because of the abstract nature of mathematics, people have access to mathematical ideas only through the representations of those ideas.”

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^{1}Ministry of Education, S. (2009). Retrieved 20 June 2020, from at https://www.edonline.sk.ca/bbcswebdav/xid-181799_1 p. 20.

^{2}National Research Council. (2001). *Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics*. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. p. 94 https://www.nap.edu/read/9822/chapter/5#94.

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