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ERIC Number: EJ1093094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0045-0685
When does 1/2 = 1/3?: Modelling with Wet Fractions
Fitzallen, Noleine
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v71 n1 p36-40 2015
Many fraction activities rely on the use of area models for developing partitioning skills. These models, however, are limited in their ability to assist students to visualise a fraction of an object when the whole changes. This article describes a fraction modelling activity that requires the transfer of water from one container to another. The activity provides the opportunity for students to explore the part-whole relationship when the whole changes and respond to and reason about the question: When does 1/2 =1/3 ?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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