Fraction Ideas And Possibilities
This book is ideal for middle school students and highlights how fractions are numbers representing parts of things, and how the fraction ideas we use every day involve different ways we divide and share equal parts of things.
The book highlights how the idea of partitioning or dividing into equal parts, though important is not the only way we represent fractions. Fractions can also be represented as a division of a collection of things like a bag of lollies or marbles, or cards.
The book explores how middle school students can overcome the challenges they might encounter reading, naming, ordering, representing and applying different types of fractions including common fractions and decimal fractions.
Finally the book explores how ratio relates to fractions, and fractional ideas most commonly used like per cent (%) in calculations of discounts, sales tax and interest on investments.
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