Fraction Foundations – Part 1


Presenter: Mary Headley
Core Area: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.3, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.3, Instruction 2.4, Instruction 2.5, Learning Environment 3.3, Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.2
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Fractions can be difficult for even the most gifted students to learn, and they can be equally as difficult for the most gifted educators to teach. Learn how to help your students build a strong foundation for fractions that will impact their future success in mathematics. Whether you know a little or a lot about fractions, there’s something for everyone in this thorough and interactive lesson to help make teaching fractions more effective and enjoyable. 

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How would your students answer the following questions about fractions: What is a fractional part? How do fractions get their name? How and why do we count fractional parts?

Being able to answer these questions is fundamental to building fluency with fractions. This course, taught by Mary Headley from Math with Mary, is part one in a series designed to help you teach fractions deeply, enabling your students to learn fractions with understanding and to retain that knowledge.

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Understand instructional strategies for teaching fractions
  • Use models to teach the conceptual development of fractional parts
  • Identify examples and nonexamples of fractional parts
  • Recognize how building a strong foundation for fractions impacts future success in mathematics
  • Eliminate “fracnophobia” from your classroom
  • Implement the skills students use to process mathematics into your lessons on fractions

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5 reviews for Fraction Foundations – Part 1

  1. Laura – Jesus Chapel (verified owner)

    it gave me a better understanding of fractional parts

  2. Nancy – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  3. Maria – LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE CISD (verified owner)

    very informative

  4. Shelley – Coshocton City Schools (verified owner)

    Great course full of great ideas to help students better understand fractions!

  5. Donna – Coshocton City Schools (verified owner)

    Good hands on ideas to teach fractions with manipulatives.

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