# Fraction basics

Operations with Fractions & Decimals Packet 9-9-11.doc This packet contains teacher background information, the basic assessments listed below, and student worksheets addressing equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions, and multiplying and dividing fractions. In each section, a systematic learning progression is followed to build students' understanding of fraction operations. The Concrete-Representational-Abstract (CRA) approach is used throughout.

Two very important articles on teaching fractions are available on loan from Theron Blakeslee, Ingham ISD:
1. 10 Practical Tips for Making Fractions Come Alive and Make Sense, by Doug M. Clarke, Anne Roche, and Annie Mitchell, published in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 13(7) March 2008, 372-379. Key recommendations
2. The Role of Representations in Fraction Addition and Subtraction, by Kathleen Cramer, Terry Wyberg, and Seth Leavitt, published in Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 13(8) April 2008, 490-496. Key recommendations

Comparing and ordering fractions.doc - A set of problems to use with fraction circles

Recommendations from the IES Practice Guide - Developing Effective Fraction Instruction.pdf

Common Core State Standards for fractions and decimals in 3rd and 4th grade, with instructional activities and strategies

Assessments:
Assessment of basic fraction concepts.doc A short assessment to determine students' grasp of basic fraction concepts and skills.
Assessment of decimal and percent concepts and skills.doc A short assessment to determine students' grasp of basic decimal and percent concepts and skills.

Blackline masters for basic fractions.doc Fraction strips, fraction circles, and rulers that can be copied onto card stock and cut out to make classroom sets. Created by Wayne Scott.