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Fractions as mishmash

Fractions are taught as a mishmash of disparate ideas. These freely mix all types of concepts and applications of fractions a though they are on an equal logical plane. Fraction democracy is where every idea associated with fractions is taught … Continue reading

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Fraction confusion from mishmash of methods and applications

Fraction confusion comes from a mishmash of methods and applications.  Methods of representing or calculating with fractions and applications to length or area are conflated together in k-12 without having distinct names or references.  The result is that it is … Continue reading

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