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Extending children's mathematics : fractions and decimals

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Heinemann, Portsmouth, NH, p.242 (2011)

Call Number:

Cubb QA117 .E47 2011

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9170936

Keywords:

Decimal fractions--Study and teaching (Elementary), Decimal fractions--Study and teaching (Middle school), Fractions--Study and teaching (Elementary), Fractions--Study and teaching (Middle school)

Abstract:

Contents: Introduction : issues in learning fractions and decimals : rethinking our approach -- Equal sharing problems and children's strategies for solving them -- From the classroom : getting started with fractions -- Multiple groups problems and children's strategies for solving them -- Relational thinking: connecting fractions and algebra -- From the classroom: making relational thinking explicit -- Understanding fraction equivalence and order -- Understanding decimals -- Understanding operations on fractions and decimals -- The long view : learning to use children's thinking to guide instruction.

Publication Language:

eng