5 Summary

In this unit you have explored equations, looking at both their symbolic and graphical representations in order to understand the similarities and differences between different types of equations. The unit has also looked at the idea of forming an equation from a story or a picture, and forming a story from an equation. This allows students to understand that equations model the world in a way that allows solutions to be found. The use of concept maps and mind maps were also explored as tools to enable students to think around the ideas associated with equations.

Many of the ideas and techniques in this unit will work when teaching other topics. Make a note now of two topics you have to teach soon where those ideas can be used with some small adjustments.

4 Concept maps and mind maps