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The Role of Awareness in Teaching and Learning of Literacy and Numeracy in Key Stage 2

Grant reference: L139251015

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TLRP: Fractions: difficult but crucial in mathematics learning, TLRP research briefing 13
Quantities represented by natural numbers are easily understood. We can count and say how many oranges are in a bag. But fractions cause difficulty to most people because they involve relations between quantities. What is 1/2? One half of what? If Ali and Jazmine both spent 1/2 of their pocket money on snacks, they may not have spent the same amount of money each. We have developed a teaching programme which boosts pupils' understanding of the relative nature of fractions.
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Author T Nunes

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