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ERIC Number: EJ988421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
A Recipe for Ratio
Moffett, Pamela
Mathematics Teaching, n228 p30-32 May 2012
Many learners still struggled to appreciate, and understand the difference between, the concepts of fractions and ratio. This is not just a UK phenomenon, which is demonstrated here by the use of a resource developed by the Wisconsin Centre for Education, in association with the Freudenthal Institute of the University of Utrecht, with a group of Year 7 learners in Northern Ireland. The author chronicles student experiences, over a sequence of three lessons, where the teacher uses a strategy inspired by the principles of "Realistic Mathematics Education"--RME. The outcomes, observed in both the classroom and in student work, are used to signpost a case for a more considered approach to the conceptual development of fractions and ratio. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)