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
MemberSeptember 23, 2020 at 5:16 pm
In the past, teaching 3rd grade, I would teach my students to approach proportional situations with the “make a chart or table” problem solving strategy. It is only recently that I am truly understanding how abstract in nature tables and number lines are to early learners. Because students can learn to identify patterns in such tables and make predictable outcomes, I made the assumption that this was it.
So I am wondering: what concrete and representational models should my students experience before the tables.