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Zooming in on number lines: connecting whole numbers, decimals, and fractions

Other Presenter(s): 
Cindy Carter
Meeting: 
NCTM Annual Conference
Date: 
April 23, 2010
Location: 
San Diego 2010

12:30-1:30

Abstract: Number line imagery is fun, crystal clear, deeply mathematical, and pedagogically useful. Using the number line, children make connections that allow them to understand decimals and fractions and to work as confidently and skillfully with them as with whole numbers. Practical ideas for your teaching will let you and students see numbers in a new way.