ERIC Number: ED231651
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Teaching Fractions. Kindergarten through Grade 5.
This publication presents teaching strategies to develop understanding of fractions as sensible numbers. Written for the mathematics teacher in grades K-5, it gives suggestions for teacher-led discussions and structured exploratory activities. The activities are conducted with manipulative materials that emphasize the important characteristics and properties of fractions. Sections focus on: the idea that fractions are rational, a developmental sequence for teaching fraction concepts, concrete models for teaching fractions, models for fractions greater than one, models for equivalent fractions, and teaching to improve problem-solving skills. Appended are pages of dot paper, centimeter graph paper, pattern blocks, and a tangram. References are also included. (MNS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Fractions, Geometric Concepts, Learning Activities, Manipulative Materials, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Number Concepts, Teaching Methods
Texas Education Agency, Publications Distribution Office, 201 East 11th Street, Austin, TX ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.