Coordinating Units at the CandyDepot

  • Coordinating Units at the CandyDepot

    Anderson Norton, Steven Boyce, and Jennifer Hatch
    A new app helps students learn to construct fractions and develop algebra readiness, to take some of the challenge out of both areas.
    How do your students think about improper fractions? Is seeing an improper fraction a prompt for them to convert it to a mixed number, or are your students comfortable leaving it alone? Are improper fractions actually division problems to solve, or are they solutions to those problems? Mathematician and Fields Medalist Bill Thurston recalled the moment when improper fractions became numbers for him: