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View a topic overview video, see a visual representation of how the practices support the topic, and access customizable planning templates for use at the state, district, or school level.

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Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for K-8

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The National Mathematics Advisory Panel and the Common Core State Standards emphasize the importance of rational numbers. Watch this multimedia overview to learn why and to receive an introduction...

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Overview

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What Teachers Need to Know About Teaching Fractions

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Dr. Francis “Skip” Fennell describes the knowledge teachers need to teach fractions effectively, paying special attention to multiple strategies for representing problems involving fractions. He...

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Expert Interview

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The Importance of Fractions Instruction

Fractions > Overview & Tools

Dr. Siegler discusses why competence with fractions is critical for more advanced math and why U.S. students have difficulty grasping fractions. He also describes the developmental sequence that...

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Expert Interview

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Visual Diagram: Fractions Instruction

Fractions > Overview & Tools

This diagram serves as a visual overview of the recommended instructional practices for teaching fractions in elementary and middle school, along with information on the knowledge teachers need to...

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Visual Diagram

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Fractions Planning Template #4

Fractions > Overview & Tools

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

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Planning Template

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Fractions Planning Template #3

Fractions > Overview & Tools

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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Planning Template

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Fractions Planning Template #2

Fractions > Overview & Tools

For working with districts on recommendations from the IES Practice Guide on effective fractions instruction. The intent is for district leaders to apply the recommendations to the design of...

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Planning Template

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Fractions Planning Template #1

Fractions > Overview & Tools

For working with schools on a set of options that can be implemented for improving instruction in rational numbers.

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Planning Template

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