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Monday, October 14 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Supporting Fraction Sense and Making Sense of Fraction Computation

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Over the past several years fractions, as a topic in school mathematics, have received a great deal of attention.  Growing research evidence indicates that the majority of students enter middle school with a limited understanding of fractions and, as a result, struggle with much of the mathematics content in middle school and beyond.  There is a strong positive correlation between students' understanding of fractions and their overall success in mathematics.  According to the final report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, understanding fractions is a "foundation skill essential to success in algebra."
In this session, we will investigate the essential understandings of fractions as numbers - partitioning, comparing, ordering, equivalence.  Because understanding fractions as numbers are central to help students calculate with accuracy, efficiency, and understanding, we will also investigate flexible and meaningful strategies for fraction computation.

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Amy Keller

Educational Consultant - Mathematics, Grant Wood AEA
Anything and everything mathematics. If I don't have a comment or response, I will get back to you!

Monday October 14, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm CDT