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Coleman: Fractions Can Be Scary for Kids and Adults. Here’s How to Take the Fear out of Them

The 74 Million – Lauramarie Coleman

“Because so many of us struggle with understanding and working with fractions, math instruction frequently resorts to the mindset of “Let’s just learn the steps so we can find the answer and move on.” One example of a set of steps often taught for division with fractions is “keep change flip” (keep the first number the same, change the division sign to multiplication and flip the second fraction). This simply procedural work leads to students who can find the correct answer in the moment but quickly forget the seemingly meaningless series of steps.” (more)

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