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Teaching and Learning About Decimals

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Author:Steinle, Stacey and Chambers; Univ. of Melbourne, Australia
Description: A resource for teachers that explains the mathematical, psychological and pedagogical ideas needed to teach students to work confidently with decimal numbers. Contents include: Background (main ideas, what learners find hard); Case Studies (video interviews and tests with six people who show different, but common, wrong ideas); Teaching (survey of approaches, tests, ideas for lessons, educational software to download); and a Glossary.

Levels: Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video, Lesson Plans and Activities, Problems/Puzzles, Dictionaries, Glossaries, Thesauri
Math Topics: Fractions/Decimals/Percents
Math Ed Topics: Pedagogical Research, Psychological Research

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