Hurrell, D., & Day, L. (2014). The importance of fractions in being a successful mathematics student. Mathematical Association of Victoria Annual Conference, 51.
Research and experience tells us that fractions are not easy to teach and learn and that a solid conceptual understanding of fractions has far reaching ramifications in the secondary mathematics classroom. A failure to acknowledge and remediate 'inherited' challenges to this understanding may result in the further success of students being severely impeded.
fractions, secondary mathematics