Published Online: July 24, 2013
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Pop Quiz: Try Out Students' Fraction Questions

Fractions are considered one of the most challenging areas of basic mathematics for students to master, and difficulties in fractions understanding can hamstring students' mastery of algebra and other higher maths, research shows. Want to know what students face?

Try your hand at some of these sample fractions problems from the 4th and 8th grade National Assessment of Educational Progress. Then see how American students answered the same problems. Source: NAEP Data Explorer

Source: National Center for Education Statistics | Reporter: Sarah D. Sparks | Design & Programming: Chienyi Cheri Hung | Art: Laura Baker and iStockphoto/exdez

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