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Keywords

Multiple intelligences; Fractions--Study and teaching;

Abstract

Fractions are frequently used in daily life. However, many students have difficulty learning fraction concepts. In addition, some students begin the study of fractions with negative impressions.

The writer of this article uses Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences to address the difficulties students face in learning fraction concepts. Dr. Howard Gardner, the creator of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences (Ml Theory), believes that it is unfair to teach all students in the same way. Students need opportunities to solve relevant problems that are meaningful to their everyday lives. Rather than concentrating on singular viewpoints and exclusive answers when studying concepts, allowing for a variety of perspectives and numerous solutions tends to engage more children in active thinking and learning. It needs to be accepted that authentic education cannot be carried out in a homogeneous setting when, in fact, all people learn differently.

The activities developed in the created unit incorporate Ml approaches, allowing students to make choices about the way they learn fractions and to explore and discover connections between concepts and real life applications.

Year of Submission

1997

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Mary J. Selke

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Date Original

1997

Object Description

1 PDF file (20 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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