Fractions
Explore resources designed to improve fractions instruction in elementary and middle school.
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To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade.
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Using a Number Line to Teach Fractions
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Elementary school teachers demonstrate the use of an open number line with two scales for adding and subtracting fractions and explain why the open number line can be a valuable tool for students...
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Equal Sharing in Grade 1
Fractions > Fractions Concepts > See How It Works
Watch a teacher guide students through a problem set requiring fair sharing of objects and sets of objects. Using Sharing Cookies Worksheets, she provides differentiated challenges based on...
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Teaching Fractions in Grade 2
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Watch a second-grade teacher describe a review lesson designed to check understanding of fractions, decimals, and percents. This classroom presentation was shown in the topic National Mathematics...
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Representations of Part-Whole Relationships
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Listen to how a math coach works with second graders on fair sharing and fraction equivalence challenges. The lesson culminates with students exploring parts of a whole and equivalencies,...
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A Learning Trajectory for Fractions
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Mathematics coaches describe what they’ve observed about how children deepen their understanding of fractions. They unpack the skills required to perform fraction operations using a technique...
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Ratio, Rate, and Proportion Problems
Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > See How It Works
This collection of twelve ratio, rate, and proportion problems was contributed by expert Dr. Jim Lewis and includes his comments on solutions and notes about the potential difficulties students may...
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Ratio Problems
Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > See How It Works
Participants in the Understanding Ratios development session worked with this set of problems to strengthen their conceptual understandings. See Focus on Ratios for additional...
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Focus on Ratios
Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > See How It Works
This PowerPoint outlines the content of a development session for math coaches and teachers on teaching ratios, rates, and proportions. Understanding Ratios shows a portion of the workshop in which...
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Build a Cafe: PowerPoint and Report
Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > See How It Works
As seen in Cross-Multiply? Not So Fast, this PowerPoint presents a series of real-world problems that students need to solve using their knowledge of ratios. Related Media and...
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Build-Up Strategies Worksheet
Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > See How It Works
This worksheet provides practice problems that encourage students to use build-up strategies when working on ratio problems as shown in Cross-Multiply? Not So Fast. Related Media and...
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Ratio: Warm Up Activity
Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > See How It Works
Students use counters or blocks to work out their responses to three problems and then represent their answers as shown in Cross-Multiply? Not So Fast. Related Media and...
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Multiply or Divide Problems
Fractions > Fractions Operations > See How It Works
Participants in the Multiply or Divide? staff development session on fraction operations worked with this problem set to strengthen their understanding of fraction multiplication and division...
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