Utilizing Tape Diagrams for Algebraic Representations With Diverse Learners
Tape diagrams provide a way for all students to make sense of mathematics. Using concrete manipulatives to construct tape diagrams, allows for all students to see the connections inherent in these models before drawing the pictorial models. Leaning heavily into the Concrete-Representational-Abstract Instructional approach and leveraging an asset based approach to learning, participants will work construct concrete models of tape diagrams to explore ways to increase sense-making in diverse learners.
Kevin Davis is a doctoral student with his research focusing on identifying and measuring students' mathematics identity. Kevin taught secondary mathematics for a 13 years near Syracuse, NY. Subsequently, he worked for 2 years as a teacher trainer for 23 school districts around Syracuse. Currently, he works for Eureka Math at Great Minds as the Implementation Leader for upstate New York. Kevin lives in Syracuse with his wife, Kristy, and their two boys; Brady and Logan.