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ERIC Number: EJ1105805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2156-1400
Fractions, Decimals, and the Common Core
Kreith, Kurt
Journal of Mathematics Education at Teachers College, v5 n1 p19-25 Spr-Sum 2014
At grade 7, Common Core's content standards call for the use of long division to find the decimal representation of a rational number. With an eye to reconciling this requirement with Common Core's call for "a balanced combination of procedure and understanding," a more transparent form of long division is developed. This leads to the formulation of long division as a "recursive relation" and to more incisive insights into fractions and decimals than are typically developed as part of the school curriculum. The role of technology and some modern applications are explored.
Program in Mathematics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. 525 West 120th Street Box 210-M, New York, NY 10027. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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