Because fractions are a vital part of mathematics instruction in schools and can be found in real life, it is important that all students understand and be able to utilize them. Teachers should choose strategies that will work best for their individual students, taking into account the various ways their students learn and the fraction knowledge students already possess. To effectively teach fractions, teachers must find ways to prompt student interest. Teachers can accomplish this through the use of technology. games. and manipulatives. Effective teachers must take into account the cultural diversity of their students. Teachers must be able to adapt their teaching strategies so that any student from any culture will be able to learn. The fundamental task facing mathematics teachers is therefore the same one that confronts all teachers: getting to know the needs of their individual students and addressing those needs with intelligence, patience. and creativity.
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Miles, Natalie, "Teaching Fractions" (2004). Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 27.