The Richness of Children's Fraction Strategies

Fifth graders explore approaches to solving a division-of-fractions problem introduced within the context of hot chocolate servings.

Contributor Notes

Laura B. Kent is an associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Arkansas. She is interested in student's mathematical strategies and classroom-based professional development.

Susan B. Empson is a professor of STEM Education at the University of Texas–Austin. She studies teaching and learning in the elementary classroom with a focus on fractions.

Lynne Nielsen is an assistant professor of mathematics education at Louisiana Tech University. She studies preservice and teacher PD, teacher questioning strategies, student engagement, and student thinking.

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