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Strategies for Teaching Fractions

Strategies for Teaching Fractions
Using Error Analysis for Intervention and Assessment

October 2011 | 248 pages | Corwin
Analyzing student work for error patterns (such as on a diagnostic test) and then providing timely, specific, and meaningful intervention will decrease the probability that the errors will be repeated in the future. Taking into account academic research on how students learn, Spangler provides a practical intervention model and specific hands-on materials for teachers to use when working with the many students who struggle with fractions. The step-by-step intervention strategies illustrated in this book will result in improved student performance and improved student dispositions towards mathematics. It will contain the following elements:Reproducibles for fully functional diagnostic testsPractice pages for exercises keyed to the diagnostic tests and error patterns, and pages to practice alternative algorithms and estimationTeacher resources for hands-on activities, game sheets and pieces, and more
About the Author
A Look at the Academic Research:Intervention in the Mathematics Classroom
Big Ideas in Fractions and Problem Solving
Unit 1: Fraction Concepts
Unit 2: Addition/Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Unit 3: Multiplication/Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Resources: Worksheets, Activities, and Instructional Games (Blacklines)
Resources for Fraction Concepts
Resources for Addition/Subtraction of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Resources for Multiplication/Division of Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Answers for Student Materials
Technology Resources Online

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ISBN: 9781412993982

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