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Students dread fractions because they do not understand that fractions aren’t whole numbers and they get confused on how to solve them. For one thing, there's the misleading vocabulary, as when we reduce a fraction to lowest terms even though it doesn't involve a reduction in value.Then there are apparent inconsistencies between arithmetic with natural numbers and arithmetic with fractions. (IES.2010) Teachers should provide opportunities for students to locate and compare fractions on number lines. (IES. 2010) Students need a broader view when it comes to learning about fractions. This means that students need a better understanding that fractions
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  • Fall '17
  • Elementary arithmetic, IES, Students dread fractions

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