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Fraction and Decimal Essentials Part 1: Using Common Manipulatives to Understand Fractions and Decimals
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Sara Delano Moore, Ph. D., Director of Mathematics and Science at ETA hand2mind
Sponsored by ETA hand2mind
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Fractions and decimals are critical elements of math understanding for upper elementary and middle school students. Teachers must help learners extend their understanding of whole numbers to include fractions and decimals. Our two-part spring 2016 webinar mini-series focused on quick strategies using common manipulatives to develop fraction and decimal understanding.
What are fractions and decimals? How can you help students understand these numbers?
In this webinar, Dr. Sara Delano Moore shared activities which use common manipulatives to model fractions and decimals with a focus on equivalence and comparisons. Learn about building a strong foundation for fractions and decimals with Base Ten Blocks, Cuisenaire Rods, and Fraction Towers.
Sara Delano Moore is the Director of Mathematics and Science at ETA hand2mind. Dr. Moore earned her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and also holds degrees from the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) and The Johns Hopkins University. She has taught mathematics and science in both public and private schools, and has served as Program Faculty Chair of the Middle Grades Teacher Education Program at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Moore’s writing can be found in national journals such as Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, Science Scope, and Middle School Journal. Follow her on Twitter @DrSara_ETA.
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