Partitive and Measurement Fraction Problems

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Partitive and Measurement Fraction Problems

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Partitive and Measurement Fraction Problems

Dr. Brendefur uses two context problems to distinguish between partitive and measurement fraction problems. These two slides illustrate the differences between the two problems and demonstrate the approaches needed to arrive at the solutions. See the related media, Multiple Interpretations of Fractions.

 

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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