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ERIC Number: EJ782620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Creating, Naming, and Justifying Fractions
Siebert, Daniel; Gaskin, Nicole
Teaching Children Mathematics, v12 n8 p394-400 Apr 2006
For students to develop meaningful conceptions of fractions and fraction operations, they need to think of fractions in terms other than as just whole-number combinations. In this article, we suggest two powerful images for thinking about fractions that move beyond whole-number reasoning. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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