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Investigations
Investigations: Picnicking with Fractions

Sarah Kosbob, Patricia Moyer 

March 2004, Volume 10, Issue 7, Page 375

Abstract:
An activity about picnics focused on teaching fractions. Investigations are hands-on, open-ended activities that encourage problem solving, reasoning, communication, and mathematical connections. Investigations is a regular feature of Teaching Children Mathematics and highlights activities that develop conceptual understanding of mathematics topics.

Keywords:
Article
Pre-K-2
Conceptual Development
Communication
Curriculum
Open-ended assessments
Teacher
Modeling
Manipulatives
Problems
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Reasoning and Proof
Representation