Investigating fifth‑grade students’ conceptions of fractions on the number line
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KünyeTaylan, R.D., Tunc-Pekkan, Z., Aydin, U., Birgili, B., & Ozcan, M. (April 11-13, 2016). Investigating fifth‑grade students’ conceptions of fractions on the number line. NCTM Research ConferenceAt: San Francisco
In this study, clinical interviews focusing on students’ understanding of fractions as numbers on the number line were conducted with six fifth-grade students both before and after an intervention designed by teacher-researchers. Although in general students demonstrated improved understanding of fraction concepts even in situations requiring reversible thinking, difficulties in finding benchmarks on the number line and a limited awareness of density of fractions on the number line persisted among students.