Building Powerful Numeracy: Fraction Multiplication & Division

This workshop focuses on building multiplication and division of fractions. Catchy phrases like “Ours is not to reason why, just invert and multiply” can hinder student sense making with fractions. Ours is to reason why and how and when to employ different multiplication and division strategies that build from the mathematical properties of ratios and fractions. Based on Building Powerful Numeracy and Lessons & Activities for Building Powerful Numeracy, this workshop continues from the overview day, building multiplicative fraction sense and we’ll build it using area and ratio table models.

Appropriate for teachers grades 5-12.

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