RCA: Scenario 1

Recognition of conceptual appropriateness
Scenario: Find all fractions larger than 1/2 Country: Norway Grade (student age): Year 6 (age 11-12) Contributed by: Ove Gunnar Drageset, University of Tromsoe, Norway Context The teacher has 20 years of teaching experience. The lesson is at grade 6 well into the second half of the year. The competence goals in the Norwegian curriculum are not formulated for each year, but are given after the completion of grade 4, 7 and 10. The students have only met fractions like ½ and ¼ used in everyday situations prior to fifth grade. The competence goals regarding fractions after grade seven focuses on calculations using positive and negative fractions, and placing fractions on a number line.   The task is to find all fractions larger than ½ from a pink sky (see…
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