
06058438
j
2012d.00313
Wyberg, Terry
Whitney, Stephanie R.
Cramer, Kathleen A.
Monson, Debra S.
Leavitt, Seth
Unfolding fraction multiplication.
Math. Teach. Middle Sch. 17, No. 5, 288294 (2011).
2011
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
EN
F43
D43
fractions
teaching methods
middle schools
secondary school mathematics
http://www.nctm.org/publications/article.aspx?id=31587
Summary: Students often have difficulty understanding fractions, in general, and understanding how to multiply fractions, in particular. To move past this potential problem area, students need to develop a deeper understanding of multiplication and connect the ideas to fractions. In this article, the authors share their insights into teaching fraction multiplication, with a specific emphasis on the impact that two different models  using a number line and folding paper  had on students' understanding and how they sequenced these models for instruction. (Contains 5 figures.) (ERIC)