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Re: meaningful standards (fwd)
Posted:
May 31, 1995 10:59 AM


> >The way I see it.....1)we show a kid how to add two fractions with >unlike denominators.... > >Harvey Becker
I really have trouble with this. How about: we help a kid figure out how to add two fractions with unlike denominators (easily done with manpulatives)...
Note that the manipulatives provide the reality context; I suspect most kids would find them more interesting than the atmosphere on Mars.
Cheers.
==================================== Judy Roitman, Mathematics Department Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66049 roitman@math.ukans.edu =====================================



