This video provides instruction to introduce the definition and conceptual meaning behind algebraic relations.
Educators teaching math typically start with the “mathy” stuff first. For example, for finding the sales price teachers may start with showing students the steps to calculate (photo below).
I start with the concept, either with a pictorial representation or actual objects to represent the underlying concept. In the photo above, I show an object (related to the student’s interest – this student is into weight training) on sale. The $50 circled in yellow represent the original price. I explain the concept of being on sale and discount and show that 20% is $10 to take away (marked out). This leaves $40 (in green) which is the sales price. This allows for conceptual understanding before showing him the “mathy” way of doing the problem.
One model for memory is called the Information Processing Model or Dual Storage Model.
Here’s the suggested process in this model in a class instruction context:
Most if not all educational strategies would address some aspect of this model.