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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Mini-Course Reflections The Concept Holding Your Students Back Lesson 1 – What Is Proportional Reasoning And Why Is It Important? – Discussion Reply To: Lesson 1 – What Is Proportional Reasoning And Why Is It Important? – Discussion

  • Matt Taylor

    Member
    September 27, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    I teach Grade 6 Math in Massachusetts, and in my mind, I think of proportional reasoning as a kind of cause and effect of two different variables.

    We obviously deal with a lot of proportional reasoning in sixth grade, but it’s been a struggle for me to help the students grasp a hold of it on a deeper level. I feel like students have come to me with a very rote understanding of the previous material and I’m sure I’m guilty of just rushing to an algorithm as well. I’m here to try and learn how to reverse those trends and try to create deeper thinking math students.