3D #2: Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively

What It Means

Get ready for the words contextualize and decontextualize. If students have a problem, they should be able to break it apart and show it symbolically, with pictures, or in any way other than the standard algorithm. Conversely, if students are working a problem, they should be able to apply the “math work” to the situation.

3D Modeling Teaches Students How to Think

While building the model of a Roman temple, students need to realize that there are small parts to the big picture:

  • One column row is formed by repeating the base column four times.
  • The column row is repeated 6 times in the model.