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MemberSeptember 27, 2021 at 9:28 pm
Proportional reasoning is what helps me to know whether I’m on track to meet my goals when I’m working out, driving somewhere, working to meet a deadline, or any other number of situations in my life.
I try to help my students make those types of connections as well. I teach 7th grade. My standards require that I teach financial contexts such as tax, tip, markup, commission, raise, bonus, and discount. Some of these seem like a bit of a stretch since they have so little experience using anything other than a debit card in financial transactions.
I wonder what contexts are out there that would be more relevant to my 7th graders.