The teaching of fractions and decimals is a significant challenge for many teachers due to the inherent difficulty of the topic for students as well as the lack of high-quality, modernized curricular materials. This article examines the key ideas of teaching fractions and decimals for understanding that are evident in the current research literature and the curricular materials and teaching strategies from high-achieving nations.
This document was originally published in Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal by the Society for Science and Education, United Kingdom. Copyright restrictions may apply. doi: 10.14738/assrj.32.1832
Strother, Sam; Brendefur, Jonathan L.; Thiede, Keith; and Appleton, Sarah. (2016). "Five Key Ideas to Teach Fractions and Decimals with Understanding". Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 3(2), 132-137. http://dx.doi.org/10.14738/assrj.32.1832