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2023 Make Math Moments Virtual Summit

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  1. Day 1 - Friday Evening
    3 Lessons
  2. Day 2 - Saturday Morning
    8 Lessons
  3. Day 2 - Saturday Afternoon
    8 Lessons
  4. Day 3 - Sunday Morning
    7 Lessons
  5. Day 3 - Sunday Afternoon
    8 Lessons
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Fraction sense: What is it and how do we develop it? – Julie McNamara

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Fractions are by far one of the most challenging topics for both students and teachers. Most of us have never had the opportunity to develop our own “fraction sense” in the same way that we’ve developed (whole) number sense. Participants will deepen their understanding of principles for developing part/whole understanding, learn strategies for supporting students to consider fractions as numbers, and consider methods for calculating with understanding, not tricks.

About Julie McNamara

Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, CSU East Bay

Julie McNamara, a former classroom teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at CSU East Bay. Her research focuses on the teaching and learning of mathematics concepts that are foundational but considered “hard to teach and hard to learn.” She is the coauthor (with Meghan Shaughnessy) of Beyond Pizzas and Pies: 10 Essential Strategies for Supporting Fraction Sense, 2nd ed. (Math Solutions 2015) and author of Beyond Invert and Multiply: Making Sense of Fraction Computation (Math Solutions 2015). She cares deeply about the mathematics education of all children, especially those from traditionally marginalized communities.

Make Math Moments Academy Forums Fraction sense: What is it and how do we develop it? – Discussion

  • Fraction sense: What is it and how do we develop it? – Discussion

    Posted by Jon on November 7, 2023 at 6:00 am

    What was your big take away from this particular lesson?

    What is something you are still wondering?

    Share your thinking below.

    Олена Павлюк replied 1 week, 6 days ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Олена Павлюк

    November 24, 2023 at 3:09 pm

    <font style=”vertical-align: inherit;”><font style=”vertical-align: inherit;”>Я отримала конкретні приклади вправ щодо вивчення дробів. Беру собі до використання. Дякую</font></font>