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ERIC Number: EJ818868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Working with Students to Help Them Understand Fractions
Tanner, Karen
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v13 n3 p28-31 2008
As a result of conversations with students, previous teaching experiences, and through reading relevant literature, this author was aware that many students struggle with understanding fraction concepts. In particular, she knew that students had difficulty with reading, renaming, ordering, interpreting, and applying common fractions, fraction computation, and equivalent fractions. In this article, she shares her experiences of teaching fractions to a Grade 6/7 class and describes how she was keen to provide the students with engaging activities that would enable them to develop a sound understanding of the concepts taught. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia