Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA)

With CRA, students work with hands-on materials that represent mathematics problems (concrete), pictorial representations of mathematics problems (representational), and mathematics problems with numbers and symbols (abstract).  The teacher explicitly bridges the connection between the concrete, representational, and abstract representations of the mathematics problems.

Common Core Standards: All

Setting: Whole Class, Small Group or Individual

Focus Area: Acquisition, Fluency and Generalization

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