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There is clearly a need to use multiple representations as a way to get
students to grasp the lesson being taught. Interestingly, I used this in
a different way. Since day 1 had 2 hearts, day 2 had 7 hearts, and day 3
had 14 hearts, on my day 4 there would have been 23 hearts, but I did
it by increasing by 2 each day, after day one, how many hearts were added. So day one would have 2, day two 2 + 5, day three 2 + 5 + 7, and day four 2+ 5 + 7 + 9. I think many of my students would have done it this way because they are much more comfortable doing adding than they are using multiplication. Of course, this would make skipping to day 17 a lot harder.