An Analysis on Concepts and Methods of Teaching Fractions

분수 개념 지도 내용과 방법 분석

  • Kang, Wan (Seoul National University of Education)
  • 강완 (서울교육대학교)
  • Received : 2014.07.12
  • Accepted : 2014.08.19
  • Published : 2014.08.31

Abstract

Concepts related to the fraction should be taught with formative thinking activities as well as concrete operational activities. Teaching improper fraction should follow the concept of fraction as a relation of two natural numbers. This concept is also important not to be skipped before teaching the fraction such as "4 is a third of 12". Mixed number should be taught as a sum of a natural number and a proper fraction. Fraction as a quotient of a division is a hard concept to be taught since it requires very high abstractive thinking process. Learning the transformation of division into multiplication of fractions should precede that of fraction as a quotient of a division.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 서울교육대학교