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Applying Fractional Strategies on Number Line among Primary School Students

Teoh Sian Hoon, Geethanjali Narayanan and Parmjit Singh

Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Volume 29, Issue 1, March 2021

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47836/pjssh.29.1.07

Published: 26 March 2021

The teaching and learning of fractions have been getting public attention since it is one of the most problematic topics among primary and secondary students. This study aims to investigate to what extent the primary school pupils apply fractional strategies to solve problems on number line. This study was conducted using a qualitative methodology. The data were collected from task-based clinical interviews. The subjects of this study were selected among the Year Five students in Malaysia. A total of eight students participated in this study. This study revealed three types of fractional strategies. They are (1) finding an interval in fractions on number line, (2) applying concepts of decimal and interchange with fraction, and (3) comparing values of fractions. The findings showed achieving fractions arithmetic proficiency is crucial in developing the knowledge of fraction magnitude representations on the number line.

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