Grades 3-6: Big Ideas & Strategies in Fractions
Type of PD: 3-Day Institute
Institute Dates: 12/6/17, 12/13/17, 12/20/17
Location: P.S. 59M- Beekman Hill International (02M059), 233 E 56th St, New York, NY 10022
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1 hour lunch break included)
Cost: $750 per person
Who should attend: All Math Educators Grades 3-6, including Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Coaches in the grade levels.
The sessions will give educators in Grades 3-6 an opportunity to explore:
- Their own mathematical content knowledge and problem-solving habits of mind.
- The Landscape of Learning, which is comprised of the foundational big ideas in division and how these are directly related to (and essential for) developing students’ understanding of fractions.
- The role of rich tasks in developing the big ideas and strategies in fractions.
- The role of mathematical models (e.g., the double number line, the array, the ratio table) to support and deepen students’ fraction knowledge.
- Different kinds of fraction problems to help educators construct an understanding of specific models (e.g., part-whole, fraction as division, etc.).
- How to incorporate the use of the CCSS Mathematical Practices through talk moves.
- Assessment tools to track student learning in fractions.
- Video examples of key division and fractions lessons.
Participants will leave with:
- A clear understanding of the Landscape of Learning (a developmental trajectory to help educators assess student reasoning in fractions).
- A repertoire of rich tasks that can be used to build the connection between division and fractions.
- Specific assessments that can be used to examine students’ understanding of division and fractions.