Multiple Interpretations of Fractions

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Multiple Interpretations of Fractions

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Multiple Interpretations of Fractions

Jonathan Brendefur describes how he helps teachers understand and teach different interpretations of fractions. He explains the importance of explicitly teaching about various interpretations and discusses how number lines can be used at each stage.

 

FEATURING: Jonathan Brendefur, Boise State University; and Eliza Hart Spalding School of Math and Technology (ID)

SOURCE: Doing What Works

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Mathematics
Standards for Mathematical Practice
Problem solving (MP1, MP6)
Modeling & using tools (MP4, MP5)
Standards for Mathematical Content
Number & Operations - Fractions
K–2
3–5
6–8