Making Sense of Fractions
This 7-week asynchronous online course focuses on the teaching and learning of fractions in the Investigations curriculum. Through online interactive activities and discussions, participants learn how grade 2-5 students make sense of, compare, and compute with fractions using representations and reasoning. Participants will also consider how to best support students in their learning.
In this course, participants:
• experience the development of ideas about fractions in Investigations across grades 2-5
• engage in activities that involve representing, comparing and computing with fractions
• learn about models and representations that support students in making sense of fractions and operations involving fractions
• examine classroom video, vignettes, and student work to see how students work on fractions in Investigations and how teachers support students’ progress
• consider issues of equity as students engage in the work of making sense of fractions
Upcoming Course: January 19 – March 2, 2022
Tuition: $400 per participant until January 2, 2022; $500 starting January 3, 2022
Registration Opens December 1, 2022
Who Should Attend
People who want to learn more about the teaching and learning of fractions (Grades 2-5) in the Investigations curriculum.
Participants receive a certificate for 40 contact hours or PDPs (MA only) upon completion of the workshop.
3 credits are available through Framingham State University, for an additional fee of $225 paid to FSU. Information will be shared via email.
This course has truly been eye opening. I learned fractions through memorizing procedures. Fractions are no longer scary to me, but a topic that will be fun and engaging to teach.