Joan Moss

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A new curriculum to introduce rational numbers was devised, using developmental theory as a guide. The 1st topic in the curriculum was percent in a linear-measurement context, in which halving as a computational strategy was emphasized. Two-place decimals were introduced next, followed by 3-and 1-place decimals. Fractional notation was introduced last, as(More)
H ow do we foster computational fluency with rational numbers when this topic is known to pose so many conceptual challenges for young students? How can we help students understand the operations of rational numbers when their grasp of the quantities involved in the rational-number system is often very limited? Traditional instruction in rational numbers(More)
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