Development of the Fraction Concept in Two Physical Contexts: An Exploratory Investigation

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  • 1 University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 2 University of Wisconsin, Madison

Efforts to define the fraction concept have frequently led to the identification of several different interpretations, such as part-whole, ratio, quotient, and multiplicative operator (Kieren, 1976). The part-whole interpretation is particu larly important, since it is often used by elementary school mathematics programs to introduce the fraction concept.

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