Getting to the Core of Fractions is a carefully sequenced set of lessons and problems which develop all the essential concepts and processes of fractions through about the fifth grade. Everything begins with familiar language and real situations, and gradually progresses to mathematical terms and symbols. Each lesson of problems builds on what students have already learned. (For example, the lesson on decimals begins with examples that show how decimals are simply an extension and connection of place value, fractions, and our representation of money!)
These materials are intended to be part of a challenging 4th grade curriculum, or as reinforcement for 5th or 6th graders who need it.
The Student Book for the module includes 9 major lessons, 95 multi-part problems and activities—all important, fundamental mathematics that all students need to learn regardless of what standards or curricula they are following. Quite a bargain!