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The Unusual Baker

Teaching Children Mathematics
Vol. 19, No. 5 (December 2012/January 2013), pp. 286-289
DOI: 10.5951/teacchilmath.19.5.0286
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5951/teacchilmath.19.5.0286
Page Count: 4
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Abstract

Students' in-depth thinking and work on problems previously published in Teaching Children Mathematics are showcased. The December 2011 problem scenario explores area models and fractions but intentionally avoids using a circular shape, which is the scenario most often drawn on to develop students' fractional understanding. Instead, students cut square “cakes” into fractional pieces.

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