Every new concept or skill is introduced concretely using fraction blocks, or visually using rectangular grids, before the student is provided with the symbolic or arithmetic approach. This concrete-to-symbolic approach enables conceptual learning.
Besides its intended use with 4th-grade students, the workbook may also be used with 3rd-grade gifted students and 5th or 6th-grade students who lack a solid foundation in fractions.
A young student shows his solution to 2 1/3 – 1 2/3
Developing Fractions Sense B Class Set
The Developing Class Set B for Thirty Students, DFS-C1030B, includes a set of attractive plastic fraction blocks and a student workbook for each of the thirty students, as well as a teacher guide with an answer key.