Teaching, Learning, and Communicating about Fractions

Learning about fractions is an important mathematical goal in grades 3-5. The activity shown in the link below includes video clips that show students beginning to develop an understanding of  several important aspects of fractions, including fractions as parts of a unit whole, representing fractions on a number line, and equivalent fractions. An important part of the activity you’ll find on the link below is helping students explain and communicate their thinking.

Check out the link below from NCTM’s website which has some wonderful resources for helping to teach fractions to elementary students:

http://illuminations.nctm.org/Reflections_3-5.html

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