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MemberNovember 12, 2020 at 6:07 pm
In grade 9, we teach a unit on scale factors and similarities. I always start the unit with building referent points using different body parts. Once we finish this and move onto reductions and enlargements, students always get caught up in the language and the symbolic representations that can be used. I think that if I build in a multiplicative task as a part of building referent points, they will begin to see the relationships and it will make their understanding more concrete instead of abstract.