# Flexible Means in Math

## Got a Minute? Flexible Means in Math Module

Participants will:

Explore how leveraging multiple representations in mathematics supports conceptual understanding.

Explore to engage students in a math tasks that incorporates multiple representations.

Design or redesign a learning experience to support learners through concrete, visual, and abstract ways.

Course materials: Flexible Means in Math Slide Deck

## Webinar - Math through the Lens of UDL

In this universally designed webinar session, we considered why math is “special” in terms of historical instruction practices and mindsets about the content area. We revisited the general characteristics of a quality ‘UDL-ified goal’ and practice separating the math goals from the means. We examined lessons where the means is the goal and thought about how we can still identify and focus on the underlying conceptual understanding that is required to enact a specific skill.

We can redesign our math lessons to help our students grapple with connected mathematical representations and express their mathematical understanding in a variety of ways.

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## Top Tips! for Flexible Means in Math

Flexible means in mathematics is central to providing students greater access to the instructional goals of mathematics. Engaging students with multiple options for representation increases their comprehension of mathematics and their ability to articulate their learning using mathematics language and symbols. What Top Tip! do you anticipate examining?