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Elastic, Cottage Cheese, and Gasoline: Visualizing Division of Fractions

Sallie Peck, Japheth Wood 

November 2008, Volume 14, Issue 4, Page 208

Abstract:
Teachers must be prepared to recognize valid alternative representations of arithmetic problems. Challenging examples involving mixed fractions and division are presented along with teacher's discussion from a professional development workshop. The teachers created, interpreted, and discussed the various representations to develop and enhance their understanding of fraction division.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 6-8
Teacher
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Skill and Fluency
Professional Development / Teacher Education