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Oranges, Posters, Ribbons, and Lemonade: Concrete Computational Strategies for Dividing Fractions

Christopher Kribs-Zaleta 

April 2008, Volume 13, Issue 8, Page 453

Abstract:
How to help developing computational strategies for dividing fractions using concrete models developed by students. Sixth-grade students developed separate two-step procedures to solve measurement and partitive story problems, drawing on invented procedures for division of whole numbers. Includes eight story problems and selected student examples.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 6-8
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Manipulatives
Problems
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Representation