Meet the Structures of Equality (SoE)
More than just a bar model
- are graphic organizers
- have values and labels
- are a representation of equality
- represent the structure or relationships occurring in a math story
SoE are systematic, but they are not a procedure. They're comprehension tools to help students visualize and understand a story problem and make sense of what is being asked. The process can not be reduced to a sequential series of steps.