If we think about how we learned multiplication and division of fractions, it’s actually quite comical. Many of us were taught to “not ask why, just invert and multiply.” But we need to ask why.
Fraction February Posts
As you’re doing addition and subtraction, be purposeful to ensure that you’re building conceptual understanding. Get kids to articulate their thinking and engage in conversation about what they’re doing the whole time they’re working with fractions.
The key component as we start Fraction February, for kids in 4th, 5th, and even 6th grade, is establishing conceptual understanding.
The popular topic for PD sessions this spring? Fractions!
When we look at what kids have to know about fractions now, it’s very different from when you and I were growing up!