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Some Thoughts about Fractions

Zalman Usiskin 

March 2007, Volume 12, Issue 7, Page 370

Abstract:
Another look at fractions 28 years after writing the article "The Future of Fractions" for Arithmetic Teacher 1978. Article discusses the amount of competence with fractions a student needs if algebra is to be for all students. Included is a suggested list of competencies a student needs to be successful in algebra.

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