
06479517
j
2015f.00755
Steed, Andrew
Ratio and proportion.
Math. Teach. (Derby) 233, 3338 (2013).
2013
Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
EN
H33
elementary algebra
solving equations
equivalent fractions
direct proportion
similar triangles
sine rule
area
volume
similar figures
percentages
stratified sampling
expected outcomes
pie charts
map scales
currency conversion
equation of a straight line
arcs and sectors
applications of mathematics to mathematics
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Summary: The author suggests an approach based on `making links for students'. Misconceptions apart, some aspects of mathematics just seem to confuse, and even frustrate, learners. The reasons for this are themselves both complex in detail, and varied from studenttostudent. The author suggests that\dots\ `If we are not careful, to most students mathematics becomes a collection of seemingly unrelated problems solved by a series of unrelated methods' \dots\ might well describe the underlying reality for teachers and learners. How might this unsatisfactory reality be resolved in the classroom? Here is an example of where the interconnectedness of ideas in mathematics can enable the understanding of a fundamental idea to facilitate its application in various strands of mathematics.