How can we teach Fractional Measurement?

Bearing in mind the obstacles encountered when teaching fractional measurement will help you teach the concept. Try to avoid these traps:

  • Avoid abstract concepts. Use concrete ideas.Use common objects such as arms or chalk brushes.
  • Avoid "techie" terms. Keep the language simple. Try not to use common units until the kids are comfortable with the concept and understand it.
  • Avoid non-linear examples such as the "Pie method" or using coins, which can be confusing. I have noticed that kids will sometimes have a problem moving from a non linear to a linear concept.
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