# What is a concrete representation in math?

**Concrete**: In this stage, the teacher begins instruction by modeling each

**mathematical**concept with

**concrete**materials. In other words, this stage is the “doing” stage, using

**concrete**objects to model problems. In other words, this is the “seeing” stage, using

**representations**of the objects to model problems.

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In respect to this, what is a concrete representation?

Noun. 1. **concrete representation** - a **representation** of an abstract idea in **concrete** terms. concretism. internal **representation**, mental **representation**, **representation** - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image.

One may also ask, what is a pictorial representation in math? So, pictures of different objects are used as a symbol to give information regarding **mathematical** data. In short, the information presented through pictures or symbol of different objects is called **pictorial representation** of data.

Also asked, what are concrete objects in math?

Manipulatives are defined as **concrete objects** (things you can touch and move around) that aid in classification, patterning, counting, equations, fractions, multiplication, and other **math** tasks. They include attribute blocks, geometric shapes, base ten blocks, unifix cubes, fraction bars, and plastic counting cubes.

Is math abstract or concrete?

A student who problem-solves at the **abstract** level, does so without the use of **concrete** objects or without drawing pictures. Understanding **math** concepts and performing **math** skills at the **abstract** level requires students to do this with numbers and **math** symbols only.