Reveal Limitations through Fraction Division Problem Posing

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Students notoriously struggle with division of fractions in 5 key areas. Hear what those 5 areas are and how recommendations address the limitations.

Contributor Notes

Janet Sharp, janet.sharp@washburn.edu, is an associate professor of mathematics education at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. She is interested in studying learning theories and corresponding instructional strategies for the development of meaningful instruction for rational numbers among learners of all levels.

Rachael M. Welder, rachael@rachaelwelder.com, is an assistant professor of mathematics education at Hunter College, the City University of New York, in Manhattan. She is interested in how teachers acquire mathematical knowledge for teaching, especially in the area of rational numbers, and the development of mathematical tasks for elementary school and middle school teachers and students.

(Corresponding author is Sharp janet.sharp@washburn.edu)(Corresponding author is Welder rachael@rachaelwelder.com)
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