Students who are working to become efficient with fractions must learn to seek out “friendly” numbers — a shifting target … More

# Category: multiplication of fractions

# Multiplying fractions: Why context matters

Our fifth grade team was trying to encourage students to use a visual model to represent their thinking when they … More

# A Dilemma with Models

A 5th grade teaching team I work with recently raised the issue of how to model the problem 1/2 x … More

# Fractions as operators on money (Early fractions)

Fractions as operators, Money What is ½ of $1.00? What is 1/4 of $1.00? What is 2/4 of $1.00? What … More