How Can Students Learn Fraction (De)Composition?

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Examine with us how students “understand fractions as numbers” and “view fractions” as being built out of unit fractions” two emphases of CCSSM.

Contributor Notes

Rebecca R. Perry, rperry@wested.org, works in the San Francisco, California, office of WestEd, a nonprofit research and development agency. Her research and evaluation interests focus primarily on K–grade 8 mathematics policy implementation, teacher professional development, and human and organizational learning.

Catherine C. Lewis, clewis@mills.edu, has researched teaching and learning in Japanese schools for more than thirty-five years, translating many Japanese materials and approaches for use by educators (http://www.lessonresearch.net). She works in the School of Education at Mills College in Oakland, California.

(Corresponding author is Perry rperry@wested.org)(Corresponding author is Lewis clewis@mills.edu)
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