## Want to help students make connections between different representations of the same function or mathematical idea? LINKs help students do just that!

This straightforward graphic organizer was first used to help students see connections between the different ways of representing a function. In this particular handout students could, for example, see the constant ratio from the table, and also identify it in the word problem, the equation, and on the graph.

By laying out different representations of the same function on one page, and by asking students to identify the same characteristic - such as constant ratio - in each representation, students start building their own connections and deepening their understanding. Further, students can enter the scenario through whichever representation makes the most sense to them (yay differentiation!).

While this is a math example about functions, this tool could be adapted to many different topics.