A snap-shot of middle years of schooling students' (fouth - ninth graders) proportional reasoning across mathematics and science topics

Dole, Shelley, Clarke, Doug, Wright, Tony and Hilton, Geoff (2010). A snap-shot of middle years of schooling students' (fouth - ninth graders) proportional reasoning across mathematics and science topics. In: 2010 BERA Annual Conference, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, (). 1-4 September 2010.

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Author Dole, Shelley
Clarke, Doug
Wright, Tony
Hilton, Geoff
Title of paper A snap-shot of middle years of schooling students' (fouth - ninth graders) proportional reasoning across mathematics and science topics
Conference name 2010 BERA Annual Conference
Conference location University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Conference dates 1-4 September 2010
Publication Year 2010
Total pages 2
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Many topics within the school mathematics and science curriculum require knowledge and understanding of ratio and proportion and the ability to reason proportionally (e.g., scale drawing, surface area, density, probability, molarity, fractions). Proportional reasoning, according to Lamon (2005) is fundamental to both mathematics and science. However, research has consistently highlighted students' difficulties with proportion and proportion related tasks and applications (e.g, Behr, Harel, Post & Lesh, 1992), which means that, as a result, many students will struggle with topics in the middle years (fourth-ninth grades) in both mathematics and science.
Subjects 13 Education
Q-Index Code EX
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Institutional Status UQ

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