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ERIC Number: EJ781030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Developing Understanding of Fractions through Pattern: Blocks and Fair Trade
Roddick, Cheryl; Silvas-Centeno, Christina
Teaching Children Mathematics, v14 n3 p140-145 Oct 2007
This article describes the process of design and implementation of a hands-on unit on fractions in the sixth grade. The fraction unit, taught by a classroom teacher with the aid of a university professor, uses pattern blocks to help students develop conceptual understanding of fractions. Student misunderstandings and outcomes are presented, as well as the teacher's perspective on the impact on her classroom. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A