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  • Christina Michaels

    October 7, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    I love the idea of beginning with everything visually. How powerful it is for students to see that they’re dealing with units, which can be flexible, and it leads so beautifully from adding fractions to multiplying fractions, all with meaning and understanding.

    Questions: how do I give my middle schoolers these experiences? how do I guide them through problems like this visually? how do I alleviate the internal hang ups from the years they’ve spent struggling with these concepts? how do i “undo” the too-quick-to-abstract teaching they’ve been experiencing?