Category Archives: Fraction Democracy

Fraction as function implicit in many lessons

After the natural numbers, 0, 1,2, etc. are introduced, the fractions are introduced.  What are they?  Did they already exist?  Or are they an operator on natural numbers? We can think of 1/2 as a function.  Its domain is the … Continue reading

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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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