Models and Images
Learning mathematics through representations and structures
Drawing representations and using manipulatives supports all pupils in developing their mathematical understanding. Pupils are taught through the CPA approach (concrete, pictorial, abstract)
Through the use of representations and by using manipulatives, pupils deepen their understanding by:
- Representing concepts using objects and pictures, making connections between different representations and thinking about what different representations stress and ignore
- Giving an example by sorting or by comparing or by looking for patterns and rules in the representations they are exploring the problem with.
- Explaining, creating problems, justifying and proving using mathematical language. This acts as a scaffold for their thinking, deepening their understanding further.
Take a look below at some of the many resources we use at Wheatley.