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“Oh no! Not fractions!” The anxiety that students (and teachers) experience with this core mathematical topic prompted the editors to bring together research on the teaching and learning of fractions.

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Informal Measurement

Starting Point 1 - Informal Measurement

This child is exploring measurement of mass through balancing the scale.

  • How will you know when the scale is balanced?
  • How many weights do you have on each side?
  • Is that an odd or even number?
  • Which end of the scale is heavier/lighter?
  • How many more weights will you need to add to the left/right side of the scale to make it balance?

[Contributed by Megan Gibbs and Sandy Treloar]

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