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Teaching Fractions: Rules and Reason

Don Ploger, Michael Rooney 

August 2005, Volume 12, Issue 1, Page 12

Abstract:
Methods to enhance children's understanding of fractions through classroom activities. Models are used to foster number sense, and rules are introduced that are helpful and meaningful to children. Use the activities and models in this article to adapt to the needs of their students to assist with the conceptual development of fractions.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 3-5
Addition and Subtraction
Conceptual Development
Connections / Applications
Curriculum
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Problems
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Skill and Fluency
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Representation