LONG + LIVE + MATH Content Academies

Early Fraction Concepts (M-C-203)


Description
We’re excited to share with you our best practices for experiencing mathematics in a learner-centered,
standards-based classroom. During this Math Academy, you will deepen your understanding of fractional
representations, make connections between representations, and consider the implications for your own
classroom.
By the conclusion of the Early Fraction Concepts Math Academy, you will be able to:
•Differentiate high- and low-level tasks and their implications for learning.
•Develop a conceptual understanding of fractions as equal parts of a whole, as equal parts of sets, and as
division.
•Explore fractional equivalence.
•Use benchmark fractions to compare and order fractions.
•Make connections between content-deepening tasks and classroom instruction.
•Understand the Standards for Mathematical Practice and how they can be addressed through high-level
tasks and student-centered instruction.


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PD Hours: 19

Content
  • Welcome to Early Fraction Concepts (0.5 hr)
  • Welcome to Early Fraction Concepts
  • Modeling with Fractions (1 hr)
  • Padlet: Example Sample: 3/4
  • Fractional Representations
  • Flags and Fractions
  • Flags and Fractions (Image Upload)
  • Discussion Board: Is Katy Correct?
  • Flags and Fractions: Fifths
  • Flags and Fractions: Think Backwards
  • Looking Through the Teacher Lens (Flags and Fractions)
  • You Mean Three Can Be One? (2 hrs)
  • From Wholes to Parts
  • From Wholes to Parts (Image Upload)
  • The Whole: Triple Hexagon
  • The Whole: Triple Hexagon - How Is This Possible?
  • Discussion Board: How is this possible?
  • The Whole: Large Hexagon
  • The Whole: Large Hexagon (Image Upload)
  • Fractional Names of Pattern Block Pieces: Activity and Recording Sheet
  • Looking Through the Teacher Lens (You Mean Three Can Be One)
  • From Parts to Wholes: Making One Whole
  • From Parts to Wholes: Fraction Puzzles
  • Flipgrid: From Parts to Whole - Fraction Puzzles
  • Fractions with Colors (1.5 hrs)
  • Comparing Colors with Virtual Cuisenaire® Rods
  • Looking Through the Teacher Lens (Comparing Colors)
  • Flight of Colors: Part I with Virtual Cuisenaire® Rods
  • Flight of Colors Part II Virtual Manipulative Tutorial
  • Flight of Colors: Part II
  • Discussion Board: Flight of Colors
  • Drawing Models
  • Candy Bar Fractions
  • Live Session: Mathematical Discourse & Connections 3/23/21
  • Synchronous Session: Mathematical Discourse & Connections
  • End of Session Survey (Live Session)
  • More Modeling with Fractions (2 hrs)
  • Comic Strips
  • More Strips with Equal Parts
  • Comic Strip Wall and Graphic Organizer
  • Fraction Memory Game
  • Graphing Comic Strips
  • Graphing Comic Strips Strategy
  • Looking Through the Teacher Lens (Comic Strip)
  • Changing Fractional Parts (1.5 hrs)
  • The Empty Number Line
  • Discussion Board: The Empty Number Line
  • Looking Through the Teacher Lens (The Empty Number Line)
  • Chocolate Fractions
  • Classifying Fraction Models
  • Disappearing Cookies
  • Comparing, Ordering, and Equivalent Fractions (1.5 hrs)
  • Fraction Line Up
  • Fraction Strip Ruler
  • Fraction Strip Ruler (Image Upload)
  • Fraction Strip Ruler Reflection
  • Discussion Board: The Fraction Wall
  • Good Guesses
  • Ordering Fractions
  • Intuitive Feel for Fractions
  • Getting Close!
  • Looking Through the Teacher Lens (Getting Close!)
  • Live Session: Mathematical Discourse & Connections 4/1/21
  • Synchronous Session: Mathematical Discourse & Connections
  • End of Session Survey (Live Session)
  • Estimating with Fractions (1.5 hrs)
  • Estimating Sums
  • Conceptual Comparisons Part I
  • Flipgrid: Conceptual Comparisons Part II: Lynn
  • FRAC-O Game
  • FRAC-O Reflection
  • Looking Through the Teacher Lens (FRAC-O)
  • Jack's Garden
  • Discussion Board: Is it mathematically necessary to reduce fractions?
  • Avoiding the Rush to Rules (1.5 hrs)
  • Who's Correct?
  • Looking Through the Teacher Lens (Who's Correct?)
  • In the Ballpark! Round 1
  • In the Ballpark! Round 2
  • In the Ballpark! Round 3
  • Many Ones
  • Many Fractions
  • Fractions Greater Than 1
  • Teaching Fractions (1 hr)
  • Padlet: NCTM Article: 5 Language Substitutions When Teaching Fractions
  • Padlet: Open Question
  • Fraction RAFTs
  • Discussion Board: Fraction RAFT Reflection and Brainstorm
  • Live Session: Mathematical Discourse & Connections 4/15/21
  • Synchronous Session: Mathematical Discourse & Connections
  • End of Session Survey (Live Session)
  • Closing Activities (0.5 hr)
  • End of Course Survey (Academy)
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 3 years
Prerequisites