Tag Archives: prime numbers

The many faces of multiplication

The following table is not meant to be a complete list of ideas about the concept of multiplication. It is not meant to be definitive but it does include the basic concepts about multiplication for middle school learners. The inclusion of the last two columns about the definition of a prime number and whether or… Read More »

What can the representations of numbers tell us?

Numbers can be represented in different ways. The kind of representation we choose can highlight or de-emphasise the properties of the numbers. Studies about understanding mathematics discuss about two kinds of representations of a mathematical idea: (1) transparent representations and (2) opaque representations. A transparent representation has no more and no less meaning than the represented idea(s)… Read More »

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