
06023803
j
2012c.00441
Pien, Cheng Lu
Dongsheng, Zhao
Making connections.
Math. Teach. (Derby), No. 223, 2325 (2011).
2011
Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
EN
F43
D43
U63
whole numbers
fractions
concept formation
mathematics skills
arithmetic
teaching methods
manipulative materials
http://www.atm.org.uk/journal/archive/mt223.html
Summary: Effective teaching includes enabling learners to make connections within mathematics. It is easy to accord with this statement, but how often is it a reality in the mathematics classroom? This article describes an approach in "connecting equivalent" fractions and whole number operations. The authors illustrate how a teacher can combine a common approach to fraction equivalence and whole number multiplication and division. (Contains 7 figures.) (ERIC)