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Understanding Fractions

In this article Pennant and Woodham discuss the importance of rich tasks in the teaching of fractions. In order to prepare for new more rigorous standards, the authors have compiled a list of rich tasks and a description of others that aim to improve how children think about fractions.
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Contributed by: Jennie Pennant - Author, Liz Woodham - Author, Millenium Maths Project - Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Basic Operations, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials, Article

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (United Kingdom)
    • Education TopicTeaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorJennie Pennant - Author, Liz Woodham - Author, Millenium Maths Project - Publisher
    • Publication Date2013
    • RightsCopyright (c) 1997-2012. University of Cambridge
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    • AccessFree access
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