From sharing to ratios: It's all about proportions.


Understanding ratios and proportion and being able to reason proportionally are required skills in many STEM areas, yet proportional reasoning is consistently highlighted as an area of difficulty for many students. Identified as one of the Big Ideas in Number (Siemon, Bleckly & Neal (2012)) and as one of the best indicators of student understanding of rational numbers (Lamon, (2012), developing proportional reasoning is important. How can we make the concepts involved in proportional reasoning more accessible to students? How do we incorporate practical, concrete models that move students through additive to abstract multiplicative thinking? This workshop will explore a variety of Pedagogical Content Knowledge that support the development of proportional reasoning, using hands-on and representational models to develop more efficient abstract strategies.

Helen Booth
Leanne McMahon

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
D-24 05/12/2019 02:30 pm 03:30 pm La Trobe University, Bundoora OPTION FULL


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