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Fractions in the Real World: Time and Money
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D., Director of Professional Learning, ORIGO Education
Sponsored by ORIGO Education
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Fractions can be a painful topic for students (and their families). Learning about fractions sometimes means funny rules that don’t make sense and work that is not connected to the real world. In reality, fractions are part of our everyday lives, even when fractional numbers do not appear. In addition, EVERYTHING we do in mathematics should make sense, including fractions. This two-part series of edWebinars highlights fractions in our everyday lives. The January session focuses on time and money, while the February session will focus on sharing and scaling.
Why do students sometimes think there are 15 cents in a quarter or that “quarter past” is 25 minutes after the hour? The language of fractions is tightly connected to the language of time and money. In this session, Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D., Director of Professional Learning at ORIGO Education, explores these connections, including some of the challenges students face and the learning opportunities they provide. Join Sara to explore a variety of models and strategies to help students connect fractions with time and money.
This session is of particular benefit to elementary level teachers and school leaders.
About the Presenter
Sara Delano Moore, Ph.D. is the director of professional learning at ORIGO Education and a contributing author to Visible Learning for Mathematics. An experienced teacher and nationally recognized speaker, her work emphasizes the power of deep understanding and multiple representations for learning. Sara’s interests include building conceptual understanding of mathematics to support procedural fluency and applications, incorporating engaging literature into mathematics and science instruction, and connecting mathematics to engineering design in meaningful ways. She is a fourth-generation educator with experience teaching mathematics and science to K-8 students as well as experience teaching pre-service and in-service teachers at the university level. Sara earned her B.A. in natural sciences from Johns Hopkins University, her MSt in general linguistics and comparative philology from the University of Oxford, UK, and her Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Virginia.
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