COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 165

December 6, 2002

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Thinking Rationally About Fractions, Decimals, and Percent Instructional Activities

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to provide teachers and school divisions with the Thinking Rationally About Fractions, Decimals, and Percent Instructional Activities packet. This packet supports the 2001 Mathematics Standards of Learning and provides instructional activities correlated to the number sense and computation and estimation strands of grades 4 through 8 Mathematics Standards of Learning.

 

The purpose of the Instructional Activities packet is to enhance elementary and middle school teachers' content knowledge, and use of appropriate instructional strategies for teaching the fractions, decimals, and percent concepts.

 

The Thinking Rationally About Fractions, Decimals, and Percent Instructional Activities packet is available at the following Virginia Department of Education website address: http://www.pen.k12.va.us/VDOE/Instruction/Math/FractionsDecimalsPercent.pdf. These materials are copyrighted, and all rights are reserved. Reproduction of these materials for instructional purposes in Virginia classrooms is permitted.

 

If you have questions about the Thinking Rationally About Fractions, Decimals, and Percent Instructional Activities packet, please contact Karen Grass (kgrass@mail.vak12ed.edu), elementary mathematics specialist, at (804) 225-3458.

 

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