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Rational Number Project: Initial Fraction Ideas

Twenty-eight lesson plans make up this research-based fourth and fifth grade fraction curriculum. It includes a teacher guide with theoretical framework and instructions and templates for making manipulatives. The Rational Number Project is an NSF-funded multi-university research project, and originally published this series of lessons in 1997 as "Fraction Lessons for the Middle Grades Level 1". This is an updated version, aligned to NCTM Standards for 2000.
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Contributed by: Kathleen Cramer - Author, Merlyn Behr - Author, Thomas Post - Author, Richard Lesh - Author
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions
Grade Level4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeInstructor Guide/Manual, Lesson Plans

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator, Professional/Practitioner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorKathleen Cramer - Author, Merlyn Behr - Author, Thomas Post - Author, Richard Lesh - Author
    • Publication Date2009
    • Rights
    • AccessFree access
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    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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