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The Concepts Behind Operations

In this 7-minute video Dr. David C. Geary describes how to build students' understanding of the concepts behind the operations with fractions. He identifies the reasoning behind several student misconceptions and urges teachers to use these misconceptions to build conceptual understanding. A transcript of the video is available in PDF format.
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Contributed by: Elementary Mathematics Specialists & Teacher Leaders Project - Publisher, David C. Geary, Ph.D. - Author, U.S. Department of Education - Initiator, Doing What Works - Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level4, 5
Resource TypeVideo

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicMisconceptions, Teaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorElementary Mathematics Specialists & Teacher Leaders Project - Publisher, David C. Geary, Ph.D. - Author, U.S. Department of Education - Initiator, Doing What Works - Publisher
    • Publication Date2011-01
    • Rights(c) Elementary Mathematics Specialists & Teacher Leaders (ems&tl) Project 2009-2014
      http://www.mathspecialists.org/project.html
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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