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The Teaching and Learning of Fractions: A Japanese Perspective

Tad Watanabe 

March 2006, Volume 12, Issue 7, Page 368

Abstract:
How Japanese curriculum treats fractions. Several questions are raised concerning the way fractions are typically taught in North America, and readers are able to reflect on their teaching style versus that of Japanese teachers.

Keywords:
Article
Curriculum Developer
Grades 3-5
Conceptual Development
Communication
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Length
Modeling
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Professional Development / Teacher Education
Representation