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  • Katrien Vance

    July 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    In answer to your question, I am applying ALL of this ALL the time. Even when the focus is not fractions or integers (or multiplying), we can stop in the moment and share strategies.

    We are about to have an internal math PD day of our own creation, where we are sharing lessons that focus on numeracy and not algorithms. I am actually overflowing with too many things I want to share with colleagues, but I’m honing in on offering a problem string involving fractions and hoping to work in some ideas about adding, subtracting, and multiplying along the way.

    Quotative and Partitive division makes my head hurt a little bit.

    Partitive — There are 3 kids sharing 5 pizzas — how much pizza does each kid get? (What is 5 divided into 3 parts?)

    Quotative — You have a 12.5-pound bag of dogfood, and your dog eats 3/4 pound per day. How many servings are in the bag of dogfood? (How many 3/4’s are in 12 1/2?)

    Is that right?

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  Katrien Vance.