Building Powerful Numeracy: Proportional Reasoning

How do you solve problems without “cross multiply and divide?” Why would you want to? How can students reason proportionally to solve problems, including some non-proportional problems? Based on Building Powerful Numeracy and Lessons & Activities for Building Powerful Numeracy, this workshop engages teachers in powerful ways to help students develop efficient and sophisticated proportional reasoning and strategies for solving problems. Participants will experience problem strings and receive handouts to help students construct powerful proportional relationships and connections that lead to success in higher math.

This workshop is appropriate for teachers grades 5-12.

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