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  • Iris Windom

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    July 8, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Hi, Heidi. I think that helping the kids understand the relationships in ratios is probably the most important topic. They use them all of the time, but they really don’t understand how they can be applied. In my opinion, their understanding of fractions, equations and statistical reasoning all hinge on their being able to make sense of ratio relationships. This is the topic that I will concentrate most of my efforts on. I don’t know about your school system, but I teach multiple subjects. So, my goal is to teach math cross-curricularly. I want to figure out how to incorporate/integrate rates and ratios in other areas to make the reasoning more relevant.