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Three Balloons for Two Dollars: Developing Proportional Reasoning

Cynthia W. Langrall and Jane Swafford 

December 2000, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 254

Abstract:
Students develop proportional reasoning through problem solving.  Different types of proportion problems elicit different solution strategies.  Essential components of proportional reasoning are identified and recommendations made for instruction.

Keywords:
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Ratios / Proportions