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It’s All Relative: Key Ideas and Common Misconceptions About Ratio and Proportion, Grades 6-7

Author: Linda Dacey, Anne Collins

Availability: In Stock

Code: SHP2731

ISBN: 9781760562731

No of Pages: 99

Publish date: 18/10/2018

Price: $32.95


For years, students have been taught to cross multiply when
presented with proportion problems. Few understand what they were doing or why
they were doing it. Rarely were students invited to think about various
representations to determine the relationship between the two ratios being
compared. The ideas and activities in this guide will help you provide students
with the conceptual understanding of ratios and proportional thinking that is
essential for solving real-world problems and achieving success in higher-level

It’s All Relative includes thirty modules, which are
aligned to specific Common Core State Standards. Each module in this
accessible, spiral-bound flipchart:

  • addresses specific mathematical practices
    and common misconceptions

  • features timely classroom examples

  • includes proven, ready-to-use activities

  • provides ideas for adapting activities to
    meet the needs of individual learners.

The authors particularly emphasise how to use visual models – tables,
tape diagrams, graphs and double number lines – to represent ratios and
proportional thinking. These visual models, which may be new to many teachers,
enhance students’ conceptual understanding and improve ability to solve a wide
range of proportional reasoning problems.