ERIC Number: EJ1146891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Lily Pad Doubling: Proportional Reasoning Development
Robichaux-Davis, Rebecca R.
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v73 n2 p13-23 2017
Progressing from additive to multiplicative thinking is critical for the development of middle school students' proportional reasoning abilities. Yet, many middle school mathematics teachers lack a thorough understanding of additive versus multiplicative situations. This article describes a sequence of instructional activities used to develop the proportional reasoning skills of middle school pre-service teachers. The activities could also be implemented in middle school classrooms.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Thinking Skills, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Middle Schools, Arithmetic, Teaching Methods
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aamt.edu.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
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