WIES Lecture | Proportional Reasoning: From Symbolic Formalizations to Early Intuitions

April 3, 2019, 12:30-1:30 pm

Education Building, 159, 1000 Bascom Mall

Michelle Hurst

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago

Michelle Hurst

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.