TI-AIE: Asking questions that challenge thinking: fractions

What this unit is about

In this unit you will think about how to introduce fractions to your students.

Some students can see fractions as a very difficult topic to understand. There are many reasons for this, but making sure that your students have rich and varied experiences of working with fractions will help them to develop their understanding.

In this unit you will explore the fact that a fraction only has meaning when looked at in relation to a whole, and consider how to help your students to get to know about different ways to read the symbolic representations of fractions.

Through activities you will also think about the value of asking your students interesting and challenging questions, of getting your students to ask questions themselves and talking about fractions.

What you can learn in this unit