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Classroom activities for making sense of fractions, ratios, and proportions

Author: George W Bright; Bonnie H Litwiller
Publisher: Reston, VA : National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2002.
Series: Yearbook (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics), 2002 sup.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides sample activities that illustrate basic ideas of proportional reasoning, spanning grades K-12.
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Classroom activities for making sense of fractions, ratios, and proportions.
Reston, VA : National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2002
(OCoLC)608147054
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George W Bright; Bonnie H Litwiller
ISBN: 0873535197 9780873535199
OCLC Number: 50102255
Description: iv, 58 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: A word to teachers --
Developing an understanding of equivalence using fair sharing / Jeffrey C. Shih, John Ratiu --
Finding one half / Ralph Connelly --
Fractions : the "whole" story / Ralph Connelly --
Pizza / Maria E. Magone, Barbara M. Moskal, Suzanne Lane --
Ordering fractions / Kathleen Cramer --
Renaming it / Susan J. Lamon --
Can you see it? / Susan J. Lamon --
Using your percent sense / Bonnie Schappelle --
Fraction area / Maria E. Magone, Barbara M. Moskal, Suzanne Lane --
Special sets of number lines / Clair Haberman --
Nomograph for adding thirds and fifths / Clair Haberman --
Addition nomograph / Clair Haberman --
Numbers need not apply / Esther M.H. Billings --
Cocoa / Esther M.H. Billings --
Jon's school / Maria E. Magone, Barbara M. Moskal, Suzanne Lane --
Make a new puzzle / Lisa Clement --
Ratio conceptualization using the human body / Gail M. Gallitano --
Proportional reasoning as a bridge to algebra : lemonade mix activity / Francine Cabral Roy --
Centimeters and inches : a different look at proportional reasoning / Suzanne Levin Weinberg --
Conversion of measurements : unit analysis.
Series Title: Yearbook (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics), 2002 sup.
Other Titles: Making sense of fractions, ratios, and proportions
Responsibility: edited by George W. Bright, Bonnie Litwiller.

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NCTM's 2002 Yearbook emphasises that although fractions, ratios and proportions are pivotal concepts in the middle school, their development and understandings begin in the elementary school. The  Read more...

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