National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2012 Regional Conference and Exposition: Hartford, Connecticut

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115- Why Unit Fractions? Understand How Asians Compare and Compute Fractions

Friday, October 26, 2012: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Meeting Room 26 (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Hsuehi (Martin) Lo

In Asia, fraction computation is based on the Egyptian approach to fractions. Come see how Asian countries use the unit fraction concept to compare fractions and compute division. Through unit fraction concepts, grades 3–8 students can jump beyond visualization needs. Come to discuss how North American educators can redesign the curriculum in light of Asian approaches to rational numbers.

Presentation Format: General Interest / All Audiences Session
Grade Band Audience: General Interest/All Audiences

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