Multiple Interpretations of Fractions

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Multiple Interpretations of Fractions

Professor Jonathan Brendefur describes how he helps teachers understand and teach different interpretations of fractions. He explains the importance of explicitly teaching about various interpretations and discusses how number lines can be used at each stage. Please also view the related sample material, Partitive and Measurement Fraction Problems.

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Fractions > Fractions as Numbers > See How It Works

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

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