ERIC Number: EJ438345
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Addition of Fractions--The Unrecognized Problem.
Howard, Arthur C.
Mathematics Teacher, v84 n9 p710-13 Dec 1991
Discussed is why students have the tendency to apply an "add the numerators and add the denominators" approach to adding fractions. Suggested is providing examples exemplifying this intuitive approach from ratio, concentration, and distance problems to demonstrate under what conditions it is applicable in contrast to the addition algorithm. (MDH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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