Do your students have trouble learning fractions? Join independent math consultant Mary Headley and learn how to continue building students’ conceptual understanding of fractional parts discussed in Part 1 of this course series, Fraction Foundations – Part 1. In this course you’ll continue exploring how to help students make a seamless transition to more sophisticated fraction concepts using everyday teaching tools and techniques.
In this 1-hour course you will discover:
- The conceptual development behind symbolic notation of fractions, the unit fraction, decomposing fractions, representing fractions on the number line, comparing fractional parts, adding fractions with equal denominators, and mixed numbers.
- How to use visual representations to help students conceptualize fractions
- How to help students communicate their conceptual understanding of fractional parts
- Useful tools, strategies, and techniques to help students understand fractions and their underlying concepts
Mary Headley is an independent Math Consultant with over 20 years of classroom teaching experience. Mary served as a Math Specialist at the district level before joining the math team at Education Service Center Region 13 in Austin, Texas, first as an Education Specialist for K-5 Math, and subsequently as the Program Manager for Mathematics. Her passion for math is contagious! Mary believes that students should love learning math, even while they are learning the complex concepts behind it. She makes the complicated understandable by helping teachers create learning pathways that bridge math concepts from the concrete to the abstract. Mary teaches instructional strategies that engage students and believes that all students can be successful mathematicians through the conceptual development of math content.
From her home base in Austin, Texas, Mary provides professional development to teachers across the nation. Math with Mary is making a difference in math education for teachers, school districts, and especially for students.
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