Dividing Fractions: Reconciling Self-Generated Solutions with Algorithmic Answers

  • Dividing Fractions: Reconciling Self-Generated Solutions with Algorithmic Answers

    Marcela Perlwitz
    This article illustrates students' efforts to resolve an apparent discrepancy between their self-generated solutions and the answer obtained using the division algorithm for fractions. The activity described in this article happened in a college classroom, but teachers will learn how to transfer this knowledge and ideology to the middle school classroom to help students explore the division of fractions.