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Reveal Limitations through Fraction Division Problem Posing

Students notoriously struggle with division of fractions in 5 key areas. Hear what those 5 areas are and how recommendations address the limitations.

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Mathematical Explorations: Developing the Common Denominator Fraction Division Algorithm

Division of fractions, a troublesome area for students, is looked at anew using a common denominator algorithm.

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Orange You Glad I DID Say “Fraction Division”?

Students explore multiplicative comparisons and the meaning of remainders using their own concrete representations, including orange wedges.

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How Did the Answer Get Bigger?

Developing number and operation sense associated with fraction division is viewed from multiple perspectives: modeling, equivalence, and symbolism.

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The Whole Story: Understanding Fraction Computation

Anticipate and address errors that arise when fractions are placed in context and illustrated with models.

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Sweet Work with Fractions

The Maximum Chocolate Party game requires students to divide and compare fractions in a practical and concrete context.

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Reflecting on Standards When Lesson Planning

Share news about happenings in the field of elementary school mathematics education, views on matters pertaining to teaching and learning mathematics in the early childhood or elementary school years, and reactions to previously published opinion pieces or articles. Find detailed department submission guidelines at http://www.nctm.org/WriteForTCM.

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Attending to Precision with Secret Messages

Introduce your students to a fun and innovative game to encourage precise communication

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Cartoon Corner: Earplugs Might Help Retain What's Inside

A cartoon involving number theory is coupled with a full-page activity sheet.

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Estimation's Role in Calculations with Fractions

See how students use number sense and also algorithm sense as tools to develop their understanding of fraction operations.