Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Abstract

Conference

38th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2016

Journal or Book Title

Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education

First Page

703

Last Page

703

Conference Title

38th Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education

Conference Date

November 3–6, 2016

City

Tucson, AZ, United States

Abstract

Proportions are an important mathematics concept taught during middle school. In fact, proportional reasoning is “a milestone in student’s cognitive development” (Lobato & Ellis, 2010, p. 48) and plays a critical role in developing algebraic thinking and function sense (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2013; National Mathematics Advisory Panel, 2008). However, ratios and proportions are traditionally difficult concepts as Lamon (2007) stated: “the most difficult to teach, the most mathematically complex, the most cognitively challenging” (p. 629).

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This abstract was published in Wood, M. B., Turner, E. E., Civil, M., & Eli, J. A. (Eds.). (2016). Proceedings of the 38th annual meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona.

Copyright Owner

I and Martinez

Language

en

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