Visual Models in Math: Connecting Concepts with Procedures for Fraction Multiplication and Division
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New standards & assessments emphasize building procedural knowledge from conceptual understanding – the algorithm comes at the end of instruction. Our Spring 2015 series focused on the role of visual models in helping students make this transition effectively so that the steps of procedures make sense to them. In this last webinar of our Five-Session Series, presented by the Building Understanding in Mathematics community on edWeb.net, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared strategies for helping students understand why fraction multiplication and division seem to behave differently from fraction addition and subtraction. View the webinar to learn how to help students make sense of fraction multiplication and division.
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Building Understanding in Mathematics is a professional learning community (PLC) that provides a platform, advice and support regarding the new roll out in our national math curriculum. Some of the topics to be discussed in this community include: suggested frameworks/time lines, formative/summative assessments, engaging lessons, manipulatives, content standards, mathematical practices, family involvement, technology, and differentiation. This program is sponsored by ETA hand2mind.
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