The implementation of CCSSM helped this teacher think about how to use different representations to help fourth-grade students increase their conceptual understanding of fractions.

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Donald N. Sarazen,, teaches fourth grade at H. B. Rhame Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina. He enjoys engaging his students in real-world mathematical problem solving and having his students interact with their community.

Edited by Megan Kelly Murray,, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville; and Jane Moore,, an associate professor at National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois. E-mail your insights into a student's mathematical thinking to Include Back Talk in the subject line. Find detailed submission guidelines for all departments at

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