Tag: square

Visual representations of the difference of two squares

Students’ understanding of mathematics is a function of the quality and quantity of the connections of a concept with other concepts. As I always say in this blog, ‘To understand is to make connections’. There are many ways  of helping students make connections. One of these is through activities involving multiple representations. Here is a…

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Twelve definitions of a square

How does mathematics define a math concept? Definitions of concepts in mathematics are different from definitions of concepts in other discipline or subject area. A definition of a concept in mathematics give a list of properties of that concept. A mathematics object will only be an example of that concept if it fits ALL those requirements, not…

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