Using structured games to teach early fraction concepts to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

American annals of the deaf

PubMedID: 14574797

Markey C, Power D, Booker G. Using structured games to teach early fraction concepts to students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Am Ann Deaf. 2003;148(3):251-8.
The study focused on the development of the concept of fractions in a group of 11- and 12-year-old students who were deaf or hard of hearing. The approach implemented in the study relied extensively on the use of games with very little formal instruction. It emphasized the development of appropriate language to facilitate an understanding of the notion of fractions through the investigation of concrete materials, pictorial representations, and interactions between students and teacher. The progress achieved by means of this approach is reported, and the implications of developing an understanding of fractions (and mathematics generally) among students who are deaf or hard of hearing are noted.