Teaching decimal fractions - a paper kit approach

Shirali, Padmapriya (2012) Teaching decimal fractions - a paper kit approach. At Right Angles, 1 (2). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

The first step should be through usage of a concrete model, followed by a pictorial representation and lastly the introduction of the abstract symbol. Experience, understanding and verbalization are the sequence to be followed. Children need to understand that decimal numbers are part of the number system. Fractions and decimal numbers are not internalized by children in the same way as natural numbers (to which they are exposed from childhood). It is necessary for the teacher to contextualize and bring in as many examples as possible of the usage of these numbers in daily li

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Shirali, Padmapriya
Document Language:
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decimals, Fractions, Natural numbers
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1601
Publisher URL: http://apfstatic.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-...

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