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Unpacking Fractions: Classroom-Tested Strategies to Build Students' Mathematical Understanding

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For years, the teaching and learning of fractions has been associated with rote memorization. But this mechanical approach to instruction—which strips students of an ability to reason or make sense of math—has resulted in a failure of understanding.

Table of contents

Introduction: The Challenge of Fractions

Convey the Many Meanings of a⁄b

Use Visual and Tactile Models

Focus on the Unit

Teach the Concept of Equivalence (Not Just the Rule)

Compare and Order Fractions Meaningfully

Book details

Product No.
115071
ISBN
978-1-4166-2123-2
Release Date
March 2017
Page Count

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Instructional Strategies