Making sense of adding unlike fractions

Gesota, Rupesh (2018) Making sense of adding unlike fractions. At Right Angles, 7 (2). pp. 59-61.

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Abstract

Here is an account of a class in which this problem was tackled by students who had understood the need/reason for fractions to be of the same size i.e., to have the same denominators so as to be able to add them easily. However, they had not yet arrived at any particular method to achieve this. This account is written by Rupesh Gesota, an engineer- turned-school-maths teacher. Check the 'Teacher's Blog' sub-page of the website www.supportmentor.weebly.com - in which this account. was first published- to know more about his adventures in teaching math. Given below is the description of the class in Rupesh’s words.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fraction, Numerator, Denominator, Addition, Sense-making
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > At Right Angles
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2018 18:50
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2018 09:07
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1389
Publisher URL: http://apfstatic.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-...

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