ERIC Number: EJ458195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Understanding Fraction Multiplication.
Bezuk, Nadine S.; Armstrong, Barbara E.
Mathematics Teacher, v85 n9 p729-33,739-44 Dec 1992
Presents five activities to help students construct meaning for multiplying fractions through real-world problem contexts, physical or pictorial models, the recognition of patterns, and the use of calculators. In the context of a garden plot, worksheets examine various aspects of parts of plots, patterns in plots, and a maximization problem. Reproducible worksheets are provided. (MDH)
Descriptors: Calculators, Cognitive Development, Concept Formation, Fractions, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Manipulative Materials, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Multiplication, Patterns in Mathematics, Problem Sets, Problem Solving, Rational Numbers, Symbols (Mathematics), Worksheets
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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