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: June 23-August 10, 2021

Tuition: $400 per participant until May 24th; $500 starting May 25th

Who Should Attend
People who want to learn more about the teaching and learning of fractions (Grades 2-5) in the Investigations curriculum.

Contact Hours
Participants receive a certificate for 40 contact hours or PDPs (MA only) upon completion of the workshop.

Graduate Credit
3 credits are available through Framingham State University, for an additional fee of $225 paid to FSU. Information will be shared via email.

Have Questions? Check our FAQ or contact us to learn more, or for information about hosting an online course for your school or district.

Telephone: 617.873.9785
Twitter: @Inv3_Math



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.

— MSF Online Course Participant