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Crossing the Bridge to Formal Proportional Reasoning

Suzanne Chapin and Nancy Anderson 

April 2003, Volume 8, Issue 8, Page 420

Abstract:
Article describes how seventh-grade students were transitioned from using informal, conceptual methods to solve proportion problems to using a formal procedure. Sample problems and solution discussions included.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 6-8
Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Theory
Ratios / Proportions