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Teaching Fraction Operations: Methods & Manipulatives

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What must the students grasp before they begin doing math with fractions?

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1. Pretend you wanted to use the analogy of 5 cars and 10 bicycles that need to be added to teach about common denominators. What would be an acceptable answer to describe what these items have in common?

2. If you wanted students to add 1/3 and 2/5, how many boxes would you need in a grid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this engaging quiz/worksheet combo, we've put together multiple-choice self-assessment questions that test your understanding of the methods and manipulatives used in teaching fraction operations. Our quiz is made up of questions about a successful way to teach students about common denominators using analogies and a common mnemonic device to use when dividing fractions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you'll be able to see how well you understand:

  • What must students grasp before they begin doing math with fractions
  • A successful way to teach students about common denominators using analogies
  • How many boxes you would need in a grid to answer an example question
  • How many times a student would need to fold a rectangle to get fifths
  • The common mnemonic device for dividing fractions

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how many times a student would need to fold a rectangle to get fifths and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about a successful way to teach students about common denominators using analogies
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what students must understand before they can start doing math with fractions

Additional Learning

If these questions challenged your grasp of these topics, review them further in our professionally designed lesson called Teaching Fraction Operations: Methods & Manipulatives. Once you complete this lesson, you should be able to answer the quiz questions and:

  • Outline fraction models and how they can be helpful
  • Identify the model for teaching fractions that works well with tactile learners
  • Detail a method that can be used to help students understand ratios and fractions
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