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Improving Middle School Students' Proportional Reasoning


Beswick, K, Improving Middle School Students' Proportional Reasoning , Connected Maths, 4-5 December 2008, Melbourne, pp. 25-39. ISBN 978-1-8769-49-99-0 (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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The development of students' proportional reasoning is a key concern of middle school mathematics and is related to many topics with which students experience dijJiculties. Carefidly chosen tasks can reveal much about students' understandings of mathematical concepts and are hence valuable parts of teachers' repertoires. This paper presents a range of student responses to tasks, to illustrate both the potential value of well chosen tasks for teaching, and the diversity of students' proportional thinking.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
ID Code:55660
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-03-12
Last Modified:2009-07-28
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