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

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


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.