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Partitive and Measurement Fraction Problems

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  • Topics

    Fractions > Fractions as Numbers > See How It Works
  • Grade Level

    Primary (K-3), Middle School (6-8), Intermediate (4-6)

  • Author

    Doing What Works

Dr. Brendefur uses two context problems to distinguish between partitive and measurement fraction problems. These two slides illustrate the differences between the two problems and demonstrate the approaches needed to arrive at the solutions. See the related media, Multiple Interpretations of Fractions.

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