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MemberSeptember 9, 2020 at 12:25 pm
I teach math 8. Math 7 is all about proportional reasoning, and I usually try to reference that and build on it to tie it in to linear relationships which is the focus of 8th grade math. In past years I didn’t do much reviewing of proportions, assuming that they were coming out of a full year of studying proportional relationships. A few years ago we decided to focus more on those connections.
I also have made the mistake of thinking my honors students wouldn’t have those gaps like my lab classes, but I’m finding they have many of those same gaps, but they’re just better at covering it up.
I definitely recognize gaps in all levels of learning and hopefully this will help me find ways to remedy that.