Fractions Operations

Recommended Practice: Help students understand why computational procedures with fractions make sense.

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Making Sense of Computational Procedures

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Watch this multimedia overview to learn about the importance of focusing on conceptual understanding and procedural fluency with fractions operations and how they connect. The overview describes...

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Supporting Teachers' Conceptual Understanding

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Listen to this interview with instructional facilitator Jonathan Wray as he describes how his district uses walk-throughs as one element of a multifaceted professional development plan for...

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Expert Interview

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The Concepts Behind Operations

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Dr. David C. Geary describes how to build students’ understanding of the concepts underlying operations with fractions, common misconceptions that children have, and what can be learned from their...

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Expert Interview

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Multiply or Divide?

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This staff development session provides suggestions for helping students understand fraction multiplication and division concepts. Follow the full session through Focus on Fraction Operations and...

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School Example

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Solving a Real-World Fraction Division Problem

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A fifth-grade teacher poses a fraction division problem and challenges students to find different approaches to a solution. One student uses a number line; others use build-up strategies. See their...

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School Example

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Ways to Measure 1 1/2 Cups

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A fourth-grade teacher asks students to help solve his problem of measuring 1-1/2 cups without either a 1-cup or a 1/2-cup measuring cup, and instead with the use of many other size measuring cups....

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Grade 5 Number Talk

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Follow a teacher’s lesson on adding and subtracting fractions using fraction equivalents and relationships. Children share their strategies for solving the problems described in Dumb Friends League...

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School Example

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Multiply or Divide Problems

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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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Sample Material

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Focus on Fraction Operations

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This PowerPoint covers the content of a staff development session for math coaches and teachers about how to teach fraction operations. Multiply or Divide? shows a portion of the workshop in which...

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Sample Material

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Web Shots for Spiderman Problem

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Students use this worksheet to record findings from exploration with Cuisenaire Rods as they build a foundation for working with equivalent fractions. Their work is shown in Solving a Real-World...

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Sample Material

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Dumb Friends League Problem

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Students work on this set of real-world problems about placing homeless dogs in animal shelters. The problems require comparison of fractions as seen in Grade 5 Number Talk. Related Media and...

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Sample Material

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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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Tool

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