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Chapter 11: Fractions and Decimals
Fractions and Decimals
Early Experiences of Fractions
At the simplest level, fractions are highly practical and encountered informally by young children. Sharing a chocolate bar with someone else, serving up a pudding into portions and making sure that everyone gets a piece of birthday cake are typical experiences for young children. They introduce notions of fairness and equality as well as early fraction ideas based on the principle of equal sharing. Typical conversations between parents and children might ...