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.
A version of this article appeared in the August 07, 2013 edition of Education Week