ERIC Number: EJ558745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Using Bar Representations as a Model for Connecting Concepts of Rational Number.
Middleton, James A.; van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Marja; Shew, Julia A.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v3 n4 p302-12 Jan 1998
Examines bar models as graphical representations of rational numbers and presents related real life problems. Concludes that, through pairing the fraction bars with ratio tables and other ways of teaching numbers, numeric strategies become connected with visual strategies that allow students with diverse ways of thinking to share their understanding. (ASK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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