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Students' Approaches to Solving Proportional Problems.

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Author(s)
Moser, Oakley; Orendorff, Mari
Advisor(s)
Masarik, Kate
Date
Apr 2009
Subject(s)
Algebra--Study and teaching; Ratio and proportion--Study and teaching; Mathematical ability--Testing; Reasoning--Testing; Posters
Series
USGZE AS589
Abstract
Proportional reasoning is the foundation for algebra and Our further mathematics. It is a complex concept for middle and high school students to comprehend. Our research focused on determining how students attempt to understand proportional reasoning. We created a series of proportional word problems and administered it to students in grades five through nine. Our analysis of the students? work revealed a variety of strategies.
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Color poster with text and images.
Sponsor(s)
University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.
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http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/36472 
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