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Instructor Overview

Students interpret verbal descriptions of situations and determine whether the situations represent proportional relationships.

Key Concepts

In a proportional relationship, there has to be some value that is constant.

There are some relationships in some situations that can never be proportional.

Goals and Learning Objectives

  • Identify verbal descriptions of situations as being proportional relationships or not
  • Understand that some relationships can never be proportional
  • Understand that for two variable quantities to be proportional to one another, something in the situation has to be constant