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Building on Intuitive Understanding

  • Topics

    Fractions > Fractions Concepts > Learn What Works
  • Grade Level

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

  • Author

    Doing What Works

Dr. Thomas P. Carpenter discusses the importance of building children’s conceptual understanding of fractions based on intuitive ideas about sharing and apportioning objects. He demonstrates examples of children’s responses to challenging problems that help them expand and articulate their thinking.