Analogies in Teaching Fractions: Lessons from Hong Kong and Japan

In Newton’s Nemesis, I wanted to provide a nice variety of visual and mental images of division with both whole numbers and fractions.  The idea was to help children connect how operations have the same underlying meaning. When children connect the structural elements of whole number division and fraction division, they are reasoning by creating […]

Connecting Whole Number & Fraction Division

In Newton’s Nemesis, I created Theo’s precocious little sister Leah not only because I was like that to my older sister (yes, I regret that a little bit now) but because I wanted to connect division with whole numbers and fractions.  There is some evidence that the difficulties with fraction division are rooted in understanding division…

Starting a Research Blog on Dividing by Fractions

When I first envisioned using a comic book to teach fractions, I naturally went online to see if anyone had thought of the idea yet. There were plenty of resources on teaching the concept of a fraction, and even adding and subtracting. But when I searched…