Students notoriously struggle with division of fractions in 5 key areas. Hear what those 5 areas are and how recommendations address the limitations.
Janet Sharp and Rachael M. Welder
Andrew M. Tyminski and James K. Dogbey
Division of fractions, a troublesome area for students, is looked at anew using a common denominator algorithm.
Alfinio Flores and Melina D. Priewe
Students explore multiplicative comparisons and the meaning of remainders using their own concrete representations, including orange wedges.
Debra I. Johanning and James D. Mamer
Developing number and operation sense associated with fraction division is viewed from multiple perspectives: modeling, equivalence, and symbolism.
Juli K. Dixon and Jennifer M. Tobias
Anticipate and address errors that arise when fractions are placed in context and illustrated with models.
Natalya Vinogradova and Larry Blaine
The Maximum Chocolate Party game requires students to divide and compare fractions in a practical and concrete context.
A cartoon involving number theory is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.
Debra I. Johanning
See how students use number sense and also algorithm sense as tools to develop their understanding of fraction operations.
Courtney Starling and Ian Whitacre
Introduce your students to a fun and innovative game to encourage precise communication
Darrell Earnest and Julie M. Amador
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