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Developing Understanding of Fractions through Pattern: Blocks and Fair Trade

Cheryl Roddick, Christina Silvas-Centeno 

October 2007, Volume 14, Issue 3, Page 140

Abstract:
The design process and implementation of a hands-on unit on fractions in the sixth grade. The unit uses pattern blocks to help students develop conceptual understanding of fractions. Student misunderstandings and outcomes are presented, as well as the teacher's perspective on the impact on her classroom.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 3-5
Games / Puzzles
Math Coordinator / Coach
Numbers and Operations
Teacher
Manipulatives
Modeling
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof