Making sense of adding unlike fractions

Gesota, Rupesh (2018) Making sense of adding unlike fractions. At Right Angles, 7 (2). pp. 59-61. ISSN 2582-1873

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Here is an account of a class in which this problem was tackled by students who had understood the need/reason for fractions to be of the same size i.e., to have the same denominators so as to be able to add them easily. However, they had not yet arrived at any particular method to achieve this. This account is written by Rupesh Gesota, an engineer- turned-school-maths teacher. Check the 'Teacher's Blog' sub-page of the website - in which this account. was first published- to know more about his adventures in teaching math. Given below is the description of the class in Rupesh’s words.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Gesota, Rupesh
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Fraction, Numerator, Denominator, Addition, Sense-making
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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