MemberJuly 10, 2020 at 12:11 am
Planning will be a key for use of concrete models and visuals with my students as well as being explicit with the units of measure. I will need to think ahead and make some predictions about what they will say and/or think. Some of these topics are very complex but I need to make sure that I do not make them complicated. I do know that when I dig into the conceptual learning some of my students get upset because they are so used to going straight to an algorithm, they have not developed patience while acquiring understanding. I am continuing to search out examples of models/manipulatives to add to my repertoire.
I am curious as to Jon’s or Kyle’s thoughts on using common denominators when dividing fractions after the conceptual foundation had been provided.