# Tag Archives: representations

## Mathematical Notations and Schools – 15

“Scientific Notation” – Variants on the Standard In this series, we’ve done a review of mathematical notation, with an eye on how each notation helps or hinders student learning. In the prior posts, we started to explore function notation, and … Continue reading

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## Mathematical Notation and Schools – 14

Functions:  Variant Notations In this series, we’ve done a review of mathematical notation, with an eye on how each notation helps or hinders student learning. In the prior posts, we started to explore function notation, which in middle school and … Continue reading

## Mathematical Notation and Schools – 13

Functions:  Standard Notation and Schools, Continued In this series, we’ve done a review of mathematical notation, with an eye on how each notation helps or hinders student learning. In the previous post, we started to explore function notation, which in … Continue reading

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## Mathematical Notation and Schools – 12

Functions:  Standard Notation and Schools In this series, we’ve done a review of mathematical notation, with an eye on how each notation helps or hinders student learning.  The focus here is modest: on what teachers can do, even if their … Continue reading

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## Mathematical Notation and Schools – 11

Expressions and Formulas: A Larger Deviation from the Standard Notation In this series, we’ve done a review of mathematical notation, with an eye on how each notation helps or hinders student learning.  The focus here is modest: on what teachers … Continue reading

## Mathematical Notation and Schools – 9

Expressions and Formulas: Standard Notation In this series, I’ve been exploring issues of mathematical notation and their impact on student learning in school.  In the last installment I veered a bit from the straight path and showed a way to … Continue reading

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## Mathematical Notation and Schools – 2

Notations For Multiplication In the first part of this series, I looked at the practice in American schools to use a raised minus sign for negative numbers: e.g. ⁻7 for negative seven, in contrast to the “-” in 10 – … Continue reading

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## Mathematical Notation and Schools: The Series

Here’s a summary of the series (thus far) of posts on mathematical notation, with links. This allows you to read them in order, from oldest to most recent. In this series, I’m investigating variations of standard mathematical notation, with an … Continue reading

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## Operators, Functions, and Properties – part 43

In the last several posts in this series, we’ve looked at cyclical patterns of behavior of numbers and operators.  For example, in the previous post we saw that when counting up, the last digit of a number consistently repeats after … Continue reading