Sunday, 11 October 2015

Proportional Reasoning

Often we leave proportional reasoning until late in a a child's mathematical development.  Is this wise? Is it holding students back?
Some proportional problems may need ready recall of multiplications and and division but many can be explored with just addition and subtraction.  Why leave it?  Students love the reasoning challenges.
This is from The Wilkie Way Newsletter October 2015.  Author Charlotte Wilkinson

 Try them with your students, and see how they get on.  Dont tell them how to do them, let them explore and share their methods.

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