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Session 4: Proportional Reasoning
 

In Session 3, we looked at functions and found them to be a relationship between inputs and outputs where there is exactly one output for each input. In this session we'll look at a special kind of functional relationship: the proportional relationship. We will develop proportional reasoning skills by comparing quantities, looking at the relative ways numbers change, and thinking about proportional relationships in linear functions. Note 1

In This Session:

Part A:

Two Different Meanings of "More"

Part B:

The Mixture Blues

Part C:

Quadperson

Part D:

Speeds, Rates, Steepness, and Lines

Homework

 


 
Learning Objectives

In this session, we'll explore direct variation and proportional reasoning. We will:

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Differentiate between relative and absolute meanings of "more" and determine which of these is a proportional relationship

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Compare ratios without using common denominator algorithms

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Differentiate between additive and multiplicative processes and their effects on scale and proportionality

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Interpret graphs that represent proportional relationships or direct variation


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Throughout the session you will be prompted to view short video segments. In addition to these excerpts, you may choose to watch the full-length video of this session.

Keyterms  

New in This Session:

 


absolute comparison
relative comparison
proportional relationship
direct variation
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