The complexity of understanding unit fractions is often underappreciated in instruction. We introduce a continuum of children's understanding of unit fractions to explore this complexity and to help teachers make sense of children's strategies and recognize milestones in the development of unit-fraction understanding. Suggestions for developing this understanding are provided.
Susan Baker Empson, Victoria R. Jacobs, Naomi A. Jessup, Amy Hewitt, D'Anna Pynes and Gladys Krause
Jo Anny Cady, Thomas E. Hodges and Clara Brown
Incorporating these instructional practices for two mathematical tasks into lessons to support English learners gives them access to an excellent, equitable program.