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Saturday, March 3 • 9:50am - 11:05am
Building the Foundations of Fractions

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In Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics, Liping Ma addresses the gap in student learning and suggests that it will also mean addressing the gap in teacher knowledge. This session strives to challenge teacher knowledge and assist teachers in creating future lessons that will enhance and challenge student understanding of mathematics and its importance to daily living, particularly as it relates to fractions.

You'll explore the concept of whole and part and apply this understanding to breaking down fractional parts into smaller parts, in conversations, small group work and more. You'll examine fraction forms and create representations of fractions using counting tiles and various models. Discussions will help you learn how to apply grade level standards of proportional thinking to new understanding of fractional knowledge. You'll leave this session prepared to support students in mastery of grade level skills, while at the same time taking the necessary side trips to strengthen their foundation skills in fractions.

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Maria Ellis

Special Education Teacher Specialist, Davis School District
I have been teaching in secondary special education for 10 years. Currently training and mentoring new secondary special ed teachers. The light bulbs going on in students' minds is what keeps me in the classroom. I'm delighted to have the opportunity to help other educators incre... Read More →
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Deanne Saunders

SPED Teacher, Davis School District
I have been a junior high Special Education Teacher for 27 years. Seeing the excitement in student achievement keeps me in the classroom.

Saturday March 3, 2018 9:50am - 11:05am
Kearny Santa Fe Community Convention Center
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