In this video, adult education instructor Mike Caudill uses manipulatives and a number line to illustrate how fractions may represent pairs of a group. Manipulatives can be effective tools to engage learners of all ages. Those students with a tactile or kinesthetic learning preference may benefit from the use of manipulatives. Effective use of these tools help students make learning connections to both previous knowledge and to future, needed knowledge.
These resources are part of KET's Math Instructional Strategies: Number Operations collection.