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Building Proportional Reasoning Across Grades and Math Strands, K-8, 0th Edition

  • Marian Small
  • ISBN-10: 0807756601
  • ISBN-13: 9780807756607
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Building Proportional Reasoning is designed to assist K–8 math teachers as they strive to help students become more proficient and more comfortable working with multiplicative thinking and proportionality. It highlights approaches to proportional thinking, suggests good questions to ask to bring out important ideas, and helps students develop and hone their thinking. For each proportional reasoning concept, teachers will find: • Background to the mathematics related to proportionality. • Suggestions for appropriate representations, including manipulatives. • Suggestions for explaining ideas to students, or cautions about misconceptions or situations to avoid.

Features

  • Highlights approaches to proportional thinking

  • Suggests good questions to ask to bring out important ideas

  • Helps students develop and hone their thinking

  • Background to the mathematics related to proportionality.

  • Suggestions for appropriate representations, including manipulatives.

  • Suggestions for explaining ideas to students, or cautions about misconceptions or situations to avoid.

About the Author

Marian Small

Marian Small is the former Dean of Education at the University of New Brunswick. She has been a professor of mathematics education and worked in the field for close to 45 years. Dr. Small is a regular speaker on K–12 mathematics throughout Canada and around the world. The focus of Dr. Small’s professional work has been the development of curriculum and text materials for students of mathematics. She has been an author on many text series at both elementary and secondary levels in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Bhutan. She has produced materials for and been distributed by several ministries of education across the country.