Dynamic Representation Resources
This website has been created by our very own Jayne Webster and is full of incredible dynamic tools which can be used during lessons to support students understanding of mathematics and mathematical structures.
Comparing multiple methods allows students make connections and use the most appropriate method with fluency. Comparing different representations uncovers the structure of the mathematics and allows students to make generalisations.
The great thing about using online dynamic resources, rather than algebra tiles, is it allows students to see “x” as a varying amount rather than a fixed amount. This prevents students forming some misconceptions involving algebra and it allows students to see how structures change as we change variables, giving greater understanding to algebraic topics.