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Beginning to Learn Fractions

Author(s): 
Robert Hunting

7/16ths, is it bigger or smaller than 8/17ths?
Fractions are notoriously difficult. Difficult to learn and difficult to teach. I have carried out, with help, some research which throws light on the questions 'When should we begin teaching fractions?' and 'What should our first lessons be like?'

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