Teaching Rational Numbers to Middle Schoolers

How can student mastery of rational numbers improve learning outcomes?

How can teachers deepen their understanding of rational numbers to improve instruction and student proficiency in mathematics?


General and special education teachers, key instructional leaders, curriculum coaches, and principals for grades 5–8.

Learn about:

  • The reasons students struggle with rational numbers.
  • Targeted areas for improvement in math instruction based on Virginia middle-grades data.
  • Research-based recommendations for improving math instruction on rational numbers.

Dr. John Woodward, Dean, School of Education, University of Puget Sound