Rational Number Project

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Infuse your unit on fractions, decimals, and operations with a thorough module about rational numbers. With a teaching guide, learner examples, templates for instruction, and lesson rationale, the module is a solid way to emphasize the ways numbers work together in practical applications.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the worksheets as homework after your math lesson
  • Have your class work on follow-up activities after your lecture, either as a group or individually
  • Include elements from the teacher guide section in a professional development seminar or math department meeting
Classroom Considerations

  • The resource is long, but contains helpful teaching tips and materials
  • Module is the result of a collaboration between three universities and many years of editing and crafting
Pros

  • Covers basics of a unit on rational numbers, focusing on transitions and connections between modes of representation
  • Authors of the module assert that users of the module outperform those who use traditional instruction
  • Includes instruction notes in the margin of each individual lesson
Cons

  • The table of contents does not include page numbers, which makes it difficult to organize or navigate the 473-page packet