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MemberNovember 24, 2020 at 9:35 am
There is a lot to unpack and discuss in the WEB diagram. I appreciated the attempts to tie it in with child development, e.g., judging spatial relationships, etc.
This idea of Proportional Reasoning being everywhere is so important to use with the teachers and students I work with. The application to real world situations is so important, and many times more important now that we are learning remotely. There are so many examples of proportional reasoning used to help us solve problems as well – e.g. election polling models, tracking COVID data in terms of contacts, projected hospital beds needed, etc., etc. This modeling relies on relational thinking. It is an important decision-making tool in the world.