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  • Aaron Davis

    October 16, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Anytime we can create a visual to explain what is happening, especially with a fraction problem, it helps build conceptual understanding. I worked with a group of Grade 5 students last year and they really struggled with understanding the math they were doing with multiplying and dividing fractions. The idea of drawing an example of what they were doing was so new to them that it scared them. They were only taught the shortcuts of the algorithm tricks but obviously did not fully understand what they were doing. It was tough to continue working with them too because we were doing distance learning too. Missed opportunity.😦