Best Practices in Fraction Instruction for Grades 3-5

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Teaching fractions is hard work and there are many teaching strategies that can help clear up misconceptions and help students think deeply about fractions, operations with fractions, equivalency, and other key understandings. If you are looking for professional development in this area, this video is for you!

Unfortunately, many of our textbooks and other resources only scratch the surface of the type of deep thinking our students need to really develop their number sense and thorough understanding of fractions and the real-world contexts in which we use them. Fraction scores are often one of the lowest scoring parts of our standardized tests--and the reason may be that we simply aren't teaching fractions with enough rigor.

This 75-minute video will provide the following:

*Background of what research shows to be true about how the brain best learns math as well as a list of "best practices" in instruction that we should be implementing in our math classes.

*Information about our role as teachers as to not only HOW to better teach fractions, but also how we can create a culture in our classrooms that supports better math learning.

*Countless teaching tips and suggestions to help address misconceptions and faulty thinking in our students to help them better develop their fraction "sense" and understanding.

*Real examples of how to push students' thinking and understanding.

*Lesson ideas and suggestions

and more!

If you teach fractions, this video should get you thinking--and hopefully EXCITED to try some new strategies in your classroom.

Are you an administrator? This is a great way for you to keep up on current trends in math education and to better be able to support your teachers as they teach this very difficult topic.


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