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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
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
The Importance of Fractions Instruction
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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
Visual Diagram: Fractions Instruction
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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
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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Planning Template
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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Planning Template
Fractions Planning Template #2
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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
Fractions Planning Template #1
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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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