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Exploring Proportional Reasoning through Movies and Literature

Charlene Beckmann; Denisse Thompson; Richard Austin 

January 2004, Volume 9, Issue 5, Page 256

Abstract:
Uses of proportional reasoning by movie makers as they create believable sets in which to portray stories from literature. Several problems are posed for students to consider. A list of movies, books, etc. to use in the classroom to teach proportional reasoning is also included.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Communication
Teacher
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Representation
Ratios / Proportions