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The Importance of Proportional Reasoning | Robomatter, Inc.

Proportional reasoning is the ability to make comparisons between objects using multiplicative thinking instead of additive thinking. This means that instead of describing something as “smaller than” or “bigger than,” students learn to think about relationships in terms like double, half, three-times greater, etc.

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“While proportional reasoning might seem like a simple concept, it’s the cornerstone of algebra and other higher level areas of mathematics, and it’s also the capstone of elementary arithmetic, number, and measurement concepts.” ..quoted from article….