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Topic: The Teaching of Fractions
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Clyde Greeno @ MALEI

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Re: The Teaching of Fractions
Posted: Oct 29, 2012 12:54 PM
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Wu knows a good bit about the mathematics of fractions ... about as much as is known in the field of teacher-education. His article on CCSS-fractions suggest that he does not understand fractions as quantities (which is how the very young learn fractions).

From: Robert Hansen
Sent: Sunday, October 28, 2012 11:41 PM
To: Clyde Greeno @ MALEI
Subject: Re: The Teaching of Fractions

On Oct 29, 2012, at 12:36 AM, "Clyde Greeno @ MALEI" <> wrote:

That mess came from his own efforts (as a traditionally educated mathematician) to function also as a mathematics-education consultant ... without thoroughly studying the mathematics of fractions.

I am pretty sure that Wu thoroughly understands the mathematics of fractions. (surely that isn't what you meant, was it?) I don't think Wu knows how to teach fractions to elementary students.

Bob Hansen

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