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ERIC Number: EJ775457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
An Arts-Based Approach to Teaching Fractions
Goral, Mary Barr; Wiest, Lynda R.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v14 n2 p74-80 Sep 2007
Most teachers' classroom experiences likely confirm that "fractions have always represented a considerable challenge for students, even into the middle grades" (Van de Walle 2004, p. 242). Because both movement and music enhance learning and retention of academic content (Jenson 2000), we developed a series of lessons that integrated kinesthetic activity and rhythm into the teaching of equivalent fractions. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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