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  • Mary Olsen

    March 8, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    I’ve been listening to your podcast and the talk on fractions has really gotten my attention. My big take away today is just seeing that modeling is so important for students to make sense of what fractions are.

    My wonder is more about the unit fraction which I heard on one of your earlier podcasts. (I’m only up to 28 right now.) I would like to find more information about teaching fractions this way. I incorporated the little I know in my class this week and it has made a difference in students understanding. When they get confused because they want to jump to the algorithm they learned before, and I have them take a step back and I talk with them about the problem using the unit fraction they have a much better understanding of what the question is asking. Honestly when I get a good grasp of how to teach and model this way I am going to be sharing and sharing with every math teacher in my school and more on what a difference this can make with their students.