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- 6:31Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for K-81311 views13111 attachment1March 12, 2014By WestEdThe National Mathematics Advisory Panel and the Common Core State Standards emphasize the importance of rational numbers. Watch this multimedia overview to learn why and to receive an introduction to the recommendations on effective fractions instruction in elementary and middle school, including the needed support and training for...
- 5:36The Importance of Fractions Instruction1024 views10241 attachment1March 12, 2014By Robert S. Siegler, Carnegie Mellon UniversityDr. Siegler discusses why competence with fractions is critical for more advanced math and why U.S. students have difficulty grasping fractions. He also describes the developmental sequence that grounds learning about fractions in a solid base of conceptual understanding. Related Files: Transcript and Bio
- 6:33What Teachers Need to Know About Teaching Fractions780 views7801 attachment1March 12, 2014By Francis (Skip) Fennell, McDaniel CollegeDr. Francis “Skip” Fennell describes the knowledge teachers need to teach fractions effectively, paying special attention to multiple strategies for representing problems involving fractions. He discusses the convergence of curriculum and explores why students and teachers have difficulty with certain fraction concepts. Related Files: Transcript and Bio