Reflecting on fraction addition: using the mirror formula to visualise unit fraction addition

Igoe, Damien and Boucher, Nicholas and Clark, Iain and Parisi, Alfio and Downs, Nathan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3191-6404 (2018) Reflecting on fraction addition: using the mirror formula to visualise unit fraction addition. Australian Mathematics Teacher, 74 (2). pp. 3-9. ISSN 0045-0685


Abstract

This article proposes a practical method of teaching the addition of unit fractions using a series of short mirror equation experiments.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences (1 Jul 2013 - 5 Sep 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences (1 Jul 2013 - 5 Sep 2019)
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2018 01:33
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2021 05:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: fractions; fraction addition; mirror formula
Fields of Research (2008): 02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 51 PHYSICAL SCIENCES > 5199 Other physical sciences > 519999 Other physical sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34339

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