ERIC Number: ED474726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
The Development of Students' Knowledge of Fractions and Ratios.
Smith, John P., III
This paper provides some guidance as to what to listen for to help students make sense of expressions in ways that connect to their ideas and honestly address the mathematics of rational numbers. It offers a reasonable initial answer to the question, "Where do students' ideas about fractions and ratios come from, and how can we work productively with them in the classroom?" (KHR)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Fractions, Mathematics Education, Rational Numbers, Teaching Methods
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association, Reston, VA 20191-1502; tel: 703-620-9840 or 800-235-7566; web site: www.nctm.org
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED512043
Note: In: Making Sense of Fractions, Ratios, and Proportions. 2002 Yearbook. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2002. p3-17. For full document, see SE 067 587.