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ERIC Number: EJ789425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Oranges, Posters, Ribbons, and Lemonade: Concrete Computational Strategies for Dividing Fractions
Kribs-Zaleta, Christopher M.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v13 n8 p453-457 Apr 2008
This article describes how sixth-grade students developed concrete models to solve division of fractions story problems. Students developed separate two-step procedures to solve measurement and partitive problems, drawing on invented procedures for division of whole numbers. Errors also tended to be specific to the type of division problem involved. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A