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ERIC Number: EJ1078466
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Social Justice and Proportional Reasoning
Simic-Muller, Ksenija
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v21 n3 p162-168 Oct 2015
Ratio and proportional reasoning tasks abound that have connections to real-world situations. Examples in this article demonstrate how textbook tasks can easily be transformed into authentic real-world problems that shed light on issues of equity and fairness, such as population growth and crime rates. A few ideas are presented on how teachers can modify textbook tasks to apply these principles to real world problems related to social justice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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