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MemberDecember 19, 2020 at 1:36 pm
Using a measure of unit as a reference point to describe how one quantity is greater than or less than another is additive thinking.
Using multiplication or fractional language to describe how one quantity relates to another quantity is multiplicative thinking.
The key characteristic to keep an eye out for:
the point of reference….is it the unit or the other quantity