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Aligned with the NMAP final report and IES practice guide, this resource offers guidelines, intervention strategies, and case studies for designing and implementing RTI in math.
Chapter 7: Fractions and Decimals
Fractions and Decimals
Fractions and decimals have long eluded students, not just students with pervasive learning difficulties or learning disabilities, but also students who are average performing. With a goal of students preparing for and succeeding in algebra, the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (NMAP, 2008) concluded that students' difficulties with fractions are one of the largest obstacles for schools. Because of the continuous and widespread difficulty with fractions and decimals, RTI models must account for this potential trouble spot.
The usefulness of fractions and decimals in life is not a mystery. Most numbers used in work, personal finances, and even play are not whole numbers, but rather fractions or decimals. From tax payments, to credit card rates, to stock numbers, a citizen's inability to ...