Fractions

Explore resources designed to improve fractions instruction in elementary and middle school.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

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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Learning Together About Students' Misconceptions About Fraction Operations

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This professional development workshop is designed to create awareness about students’ potential misconceptions related to fraction operations. Related Media: Making Sense of Computational...

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Learning Together About Number Lines

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Math coaches can present this workshop to primary- and intermediate-grade teachers to demonstrate the versatile uses of number lines in explaining fraction concepts. Related Files and...

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Walk-Throughs: Teaching Fraction Operations

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Use the “look-fors” in this tool as a guide for observational walk-throughs of elementary and middle school math classes. Related Files and Media: Developing Effective Fractions...

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Planner: Meaningful Student Assignments With Fraction Operations

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Intermediate-grade teachers can use this planning tool to develop practice problems in adding and multiplying fractions based in real-world situations. Related Files and Media: Developing...

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Teacher-Coach Reflection on Practice: Fractions as Numbers

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This self-assessment helps teachers reflect on strategies they can use to improve students’ understanding of fractions as numbers with magnitudes that extend whole numbers. Related Files and...

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Observing Students' Understanding Through Fraction Games

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Using this observation tool, teachers can monitor students’ understanding of fraction concepts as they play the several fraction games highlighted throughout this topic. Related Files and...

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Planning for Real-World Problems for Ratio, Rate, Proportion

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This planning tool helps middle-grade teachers develop practice problems based in real-world contexts that require students to work with ratios, rates, and proportions. Related Media and...

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Creating Story Problems: Initial Fraction Concepts

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Use this planning tool to create problems that build on children’s informal understanding of fractions. The planner outlines the components necessary to construct a progression of...

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Discussion Prompts: Initial Fraction Concepts

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Teachers can use these prompts to help children extend their thinking during informal encounters with fractions. The question and strategy prompts remind teachers how they can take advantage of...

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Learning Together About Building on Informal Understandings of Fractions

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Math coaches and specialists can use this professional development sequence to help primary grade teachers learn about the importance of working with even very young children on informal fraction...

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Fractions Planning Template #4

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This tool shows alignment with Common Core State Standards, for planning professional development.

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Fractions Planning Template #3

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For working with state education agencies on setting a policy climate for improving teacher quality in math, specifically related to rational numbers.

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