Using Pattern Blocks to Build Understanding of Fractions What will I do to help students interact with new knowledge?

We will develop meaning and understanding of fractions so that students can learn mathematics and enjoy learning mathematics. Teachers will learn strategies and participate in activities to develop understanding, flexibility and adaptability in their students’ fraction skills.

Equivalent fractions, improper, addition, multiplication, and division

Equivalent Fractions app from NCTM plus tutorial on how to use

MathTappers: Equivalents Conversions between fraction, decimal, or percent. Player can select any two or all three at three levels of difficulty. Shows a graphic of part of circle, number line, or part of 100 squares.

Using Pattern Blocks to Build Understanding of FractionsWhat will I do to help students interact with new knowledge?We will develop meaning and understanding of fractions so that students can learn mathematics and enjoy learning mathematics. Teachers will learn strategies and participate in activities to develop understanding, flexibility and adaptability in their students’ fraction skills.

Resources:Fluency in computation of fractions and decimals should be done after students have developed relevant conceptual understanding about fractions.Presentation Goal:Develop meaning and understanding of fractionsAgenda:Presentation as PDF as Power Point

Introductions and Getting Started

Primacy Recency or Serial Positioning

- http://lenny-brainbased.wikispaces.com/

Response Sheets- http://lenny-homework.wikispaces.com/How+to+Improve

Wager Game with Pattern Blocks- Homework Alternatives http://lenny-homework.wikispaces.com/How+to+Improve

Choral Response- http://esu6craftknowledge.wikispaces.com/

Round the Table- Homework Alternatives http://lenny-homework.wikispaces.com/How+to+Improve

Big Questions and Misconceptions about FractionInteraction Sequence

- See slide on back page

Vocabulary—Find a Match- http://esu6vocabulary.wikispaces.com/Reinforcing+Taught+Words

Fraction Extension, equivalent fractions and fraction operationsWhite Out

- Homework Alternatives http://lenny-homework.wikispaces.com/How+to+Improve

Phil Daro-Against “Answer-getting” http://vimeo.com/79916037How to Create Slides

- Patch Tool from Illuminations http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=27
- SnapNDrag program to take picture clips for Macs http://www.yellowmug.com/snapndrag/

Number Sense on the Number Line and Number StripCHOICE—Pick from one of the activities below.

Plotting Fractions on the Coordinate AxisThe Unusual BakerTangramFraction Apps- http://nmpdsagenda.wikispaces.com/Apps
- Equivalent fractions, improper, addition, multiplication, and division
- Equivalent Fractions app from NCTM plus tutorial on how to use
- MathTappers: Equivalents Conversions between fraction, decimal, or percent. Player can select any two or all three at three levels of difficulty. Shows a graphic of part of circle, number line, or part of 100 squares.
- MathTappers: Estimate Fractions Fractions are placed on a number line from 0-1 or 0-2.

National Library of Virtual ManipulativesAFTER LUNCHFraction Power Points--today's plus more

Pattern Block Foundation

Fraction Misconceptions

Fraction Operations

How to Create Slides