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Explorations in Fractions and Ratios (Grades 4-6)- Lamon Book Study
What is proportional reasoning? How can we support students in developing a conceptual understanding of fractions? How can we support students in reasoning proportionally without relying on rules or procedures?
These questions and many more will be explored through an online, year-long book study of Teaching Fractions and Ratios for Understanding: Essential Content Knowledge and Instructional Strategies by Susan Lamon. All required professional literature will be provided for participants.
Participants will meet virtually for one-hour meetings on selected Mondays at 4:30 pm ET one or two times per month. Between meetings, participants will be expected to complete reading assignments from the text, work problems and, occasionally, collect examples of student work. Participants should be prepared to submit pictures of their own or their students’ work for discussion purposes. Participants should plan to spend at least 1-2 hours per week.
This course is intended for 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers. Teachers of 7th and 8th grade students may participate but the content standards of 4th, 5th and 6th grades will be the focus.
Cost: Free! Location:Virtual Meeting Time: All meetings will be held on Mondays, 4:30-5:30 ET