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The Role of Representations in Fraction Addition and Subtraction

Kathleen Cramer; Terry Wyberg; Seth Leavitt 

April 2008, Volume 13, Issue 8, Page 490

Abstract:
Article describes using concrete models representation of fractions for developing connections with symbols and meaning in a group of sixth graders. Fraction circle is recommended as the most effective representation of fraction. Authors include analysis of the case study and key procedural recommendations.

Keywords:
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Connections / Applications
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Problems
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Skill and Fluency
Representation