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Valuing Students Representations

This discussion is part of a collection:CCSS Practice Standard 4

There are times in our classrooms when we would like students to show their work the same way, but really how is this helping them? While organization of what works and what doesn't work will help promote better problem solving skills, students also need to process math in their own way. What techniques have you found to work in your classroom to value students' representations while still keeping organization clear?