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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2015 Research Conference

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

143- Variation in Children’s Understandings of Fractions: Preliminary Findings

Wednesday, April 15, 2015: 2:45 PM-3:15 PM
Grand Ballrooms A&B (Combined) (Westin - Boston Waterfront)


Lead Speaker:
Nicole L. Fonger
Dung Tran and Natasha Elliott

Full Conference Paper
  • Fonger_Tran_Elliott_NCTMRC_2015_Fractions_Final.pdf (300.1 kB)

  • Description of Presentation:

    This research targets children’s informal strategies and knowledge of fractions through their creation and interpretation of multiple representations when solving fractions tasks. Analyses of clinical interviews with grades 2-6 children suggest variation across models of the whole and conflicts between informal and rule-based knowledge.

    Session Type: Brief Research Report

    See more of: Brief Research Report