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The Future of Fractions

Zalman Usiskin 

March 2007, Volume 12, Issue 7, Page 366

Abstract:
The importance and future of fractions. Includes examples where representing a number as a fraction is more useful than a decimal.

Article is reprinted from Arithmetic Teacher, 1979, as part of the 100 celebration.

Keywords:
Article
Teacher Education
Families
Grades 6-8
Conceptual Development
Curriculum
Teacher
Problems
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Professional Development / Teacher Education