Grades 3-7: Big Ideas & Strategies in Fractions, Decimals, & Percent
Type of PD: 3-Day Institute
Institute Dates: 1/10/18, 1/17/18, 1/24/18
Location: P.S. 340M- Sixth Avenue Elementary School (02M340), 590 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011
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 3-7, including Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Coaches in the grade levels.
The sessions will give educators in Grades 3-7 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 fractions and how these are directly related to (and essential for) developing students’ understanding of rational number.
- The role of rich tasks in developing the big ideas and strategies in fractions.
- Critical place value big ideas and how these affect students’ understanding of decimals.
- 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 talk moves to encourage the use of the CCSS Mathematical Practices.
- Assessment tools to track student learning in fractions, decimals, and percent.
- Video examples of the key lessons to develop students’ mathematical reasoning in fractions.
Participants will leave with:
- A clear understanding of the Landscape of Learning (a developmental trajectory to help educators assess student reasoning in number).
- A repertoire of rich tasks that can be used to build the connection between fractions and decimals.
- Specific assessments that can be used to examine students’ understanding of rational number.