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The use of pictorial representations in mathematics problem solving

conference contribution
posted on 2023-05-23, 15:05 authored by Vesife HatisaruVesife Hatisaru
This paper provides pictorial models that can be used for solving mathematics problems, and to explain mathematical concepts. It does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather gives some examples of pictorial representations that teachers could use in teaching of selected concepts. The 'translation (dis)abilities' among students identified by Lesh, Post and Behr (1987) decades ago still remain. The papers aims to contribute to the remediation of these and enhance student proficiency with solving mathematics problems.


Publication title

Proceeding of the the sixteenth bi annual conference on Elementary Mathematics Teaching (SEMT '21)




Faculty of Education


International Symposium Elementary Mathematics Teaching

Place of publication

Charles University, Faculty of Education, Czech Republic

Event title

The sixteenth bi annual conference on Elementary Mathematics Teaching (SEMT '21): Broadening experiences in elementary school mathematics

Event Venue

Prague (Czech Republic and Online)

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Socio-economic Objectives

Primary education; Pedagogy; Teaching and instruction technologies