NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ805065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Modeling Students' Mathematics Using Steffe's Fraction Schemes
Norton, Anderson H.; McCloskey, Andrea V.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v15 n1 p48-54 Aug 2008
Each year, more teachers learn about the successful intervention program known as Math Recovery (USMRC 2008; Wright 2003). The program uses Steffe's whole-number schemes to model, understand, and support children's development of whole-number reasoning. Readers are probably less familiar with Steffe's fraction schemes, which have proven similarly useful in supporting children's development of fractional reasoning. The purpose of this article is to introduce some of these schemes. The authors provide examples of student work accompanied by discussions of how fraction schemes can be used as tools for insight into student reasoning. The authors hope that teachers will find the schemes useful in understanding their students as mathematicians. (Contains 2 tables and 5 figures.)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502. Tel: 800-235-7566; Tel: 703-620-3702; Fax: 703-476-2970; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A