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Russo, James – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2017
Benchmarking is an important strategy for comparing the size of fractions. In addition, knowing whether a given fraction is greater or less than a particular benchmark (e.g., one-half) can support students with accurately locating the fraction on a number line. This article offers a game-based activity that engages students in discussions around…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Benchmarking, Comparative Analysis, Fractions
Russo, James – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2016
The use of enabling and extending prompts allows tasks to be both accessible and challenging within a classroom. This article provides an example of how to use enabling and extending prompts effectively when employing a challenging task in Year 2.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Mathematical Concepts