Transitioning Instruction from Concrete to Abstract Math Problems

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At what grade do students move from concrete to abstract mathematical thinking?

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1. What is scaffolding?

2. Tangible objects that can help represent mathematical concepts are _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this helpful quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of transitioning instruction from concrete to abstract math problems. These questions outline topics including the definition of scaffolding and what is beneficial for teachers to know when helping students make this transition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our short quiz is a helpful way to see if you know:

  • When students move from concrete to abstract mathematical thinking
  • The definition of scaffolding
  • Term for tangible objects that represent math concepts
  • Information that is helpful for teachers to know when moving students from concrete to abstract math

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on transitioning from concrete to abstract math instruction
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the tangible objects that represent math concepts and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when students are ready to move from concrete to abstract math

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson called Transitioning Instruction from Concrete to Abstract Math Problems to learn more about this topic. When you work through this lesson, you should be able to achieve the following goals:

  • Differentiate between concrete and abstract mathematics
  • Provide an example of scaffolding instruction for multiplying and dividing fractions
  • Identify a challenging abstract concept for students to master
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