1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
All other countries: (International Access Code) + 1-703-578-9600
No area of mathematics is as mathematically rich, cognitively complicated, and difficult to teach and learn as fractions and ratios. Many teachers admit being anxious about and not proficient in teaching fractions. Despite the national efforts to teach mathematics with understanding, fraction instruction remains notorious for its rules, formulas, and procedures, all arbitrary and devoid of meaning. For many students, the advent of fractions marks the beginning of the end of their love for math. This reality has enormous consequences because fractions are the foundation to a series of skills learned in middle and high school: rates, percentages, proportions, rational numbers, proportional relations, and rational functions. This institute will offers teachers, coaches, and teacher educators the theory and practice behind effective teaching and learning of fractions with understanding.
Learning Objectives Participants will
•Appreciate the common misconceptions about fractions and the reasons behind them. •Gain seven fundamental insights into effective fraction teaching. •Learn challenging and uncommon questions to pose, problems to design, and tasks to assign. •Explore seven brand-new fractions apps that make teaching and learning fun and meaningful
$31.00 for Unpacking Fractions: Classroom-Tested Strategies to Build Students' Mathematical Understanding by Monica Neagoy