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Intro to Fractions
Used for Multiple Representations STEM Grant Summer 2012
Terms in this set (17)
A term consisting of a numerator and a denominator, indicating some number of equal parts of a whole.
Term below the line in a fraction, indicating the number of equal parts each whole is divided into.
Term above the line in a fraction, indicating some number of the equal parts.
Representations for the same amount or quantity
Focus on Algorithm
Focus on meaning and development of number sense
An intuitive feel for size of fractions that aids in comparing sizes and computation
Use of hands-on models for computation
Use of algorithm-only for computation
Divide fraction into appropriate sections by length or measurement
Divide shapes into the appropriate number of equal sections given by the denominator; also known as region model
The whole is understood to be a set of objects and subsets of the whole make up fractional parts.
Reference points of 0, ½, and 1; used for comparison and computation
Used to provide a meaningful scenario to work with fractions
Sectioning a shape into equal-sized pieces
Counting fraction parts
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