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Proportional Reasoning: From Symbolic Formalizations to Early Intuitions

Michelle Hurst investigates how people think about relations between quantities, including ratios, proportions and simple comparisons like “less” and “more." She will demonstrate how people’s proportional reasoning differs across distinct kinds of representations, and contrast how younger children lacking formal knowledge of fractions rely on their intuition when considering proportion.
Date
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Time
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location
159 Education Building
Description

Michelle Hurst
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago 

Hurst investigates how people think about relations between quantities, including ratios, proportions and simple comparisons like “less” and “more." She will demonstrate how people’s proportional reasoning differs across distinct kinds of representations, and contrast how younger children lacking formal knowledge of fractions rely on their intuition when considering proportion.



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