Teaching fractions in elementary school

dc.contributor.advisorStump, Sheryl L.
dc.contributor.authorBengel, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-10T18:02:52Z
dc.date.available2015-06-10T18:02:52Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.description.abstractFractions are a significant struggle for many students. Students are typically taught to memorize algorithms to use when working with fractions. They have little to no understanding of how or why these algorithms work. This turns math into memorization rather than a way of thinking. Allowing students to develop their own strategies for working with fractions will increase their understanding so that they can successfully build on their knowledge and apply it to real-life situations. Through lessons in which students develop their own strategies for solving fraction problems, students will gain a conceptual understanding of fractions and recognize that mathematics is not memorization, but a way of thinking.en_US
dc.description.degreeThesis (B.?)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipHonors Collegeen_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-urlhttp://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1775680
dc.identifier.otherA-361
dc.identifier.urihttp://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/20.500.14291/199697
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Elementary.
dc.titleTeaching fractions in elementary schoolen_US
dc.typeUndergraduate senior honors thesis.
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