Ep 48: Fractions, A Money Model
05.18.2021 - By Math is Figure-Out-Able with Pam Harris
It's time to talk about everyone's two favorite things: fractions and money! Fraction equivalence is a super important concept in mathematics, and it is best developed naturally in familiar circumstances. In this episode Pam and Kim use coin denominations to demonstrate how students can learn to reason about fractional equivalence.
Talking PointsIf you understand fractional equivalence, you don't have to memorize any rules for operators of fractionsInterchanging use of decimal and fraction notation in a part-whole scenarioKim's uncomfortable relationship with nickels