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  • Brent Sturtevant

    December 30, 2020 at 10:28 am

    Proportional Reasoning is a common concept we cover and I enjoy all the ways the relationships can be revealed. In order to catch students attention we talk about about hours worked and money earned such as in 5 hours Mike earned $75 and in 8 hours he earned $90, what is his rate.

    The other part I enjoy is having students make a table with proportional relationships and have them discuss all the patterns they can recognize. Then I provide a non-proportional table and have them do the same thing. Then it leads to the discussion of what is different and then figuring why that difference is happening. This can then lead to comparing the two relationships on a graph as well.