Foundations Of Fractions

by Graham Fletcher

Next Semester: Feb 8 - Mar 20, 2021
Access through May 28, 2021


Subject: Mathematics

Grade Levels:

  • Elementary School
  • Middle School

Registration opens Jan 22, 2021 at 8:00AM PST

Semesters Offered:

  • Spring 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022

12 Professional Development Hours

2-4 Graduate Level Professional Development Credits Available

Topics Covered:

  • meaning of a fraction
  • equivalence of fractions
  • adding and subtracting fractions
  • multiplication of fractions
  • division of fractions
  • ratios and proportions

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In this 6-week workshop, you'll conceptually explore fractions from 1st grade through 6th grade as you build an understanding around the major concepts we tackle with our students including:

  • Meaning of a Fraction
  • Equivalence and Comparison of Fractions
  • Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
  • Multiplication of Fractions
  • Division of Fractions
  • Ratio and Proportions

Each module will be broken down into 3 main parts:

  • Launch the Concept: In this part participants will work through a 3-act task. They will anticipate and analyze student work samples through the progression of learning.  The analyses of student works will set up the learning that is about to take place in the rest of the module. 
  • Connecting & Extending our Thinking: Participants will engage in meaningful tasks supported by an instructional video that models how I would teach the lesson as they engage as students.  Through modeling best practice and connecting it to best practice, teachers will understand how to harness these tasks and activities to move students through the progression of learning as it relates to fractions.   
  • Building Fluency: Once a conceptual understanding is developed it is critical that students build fluency. It is here where participants will engage in meaningful practice that supports the understanding that was constructed earlier in the lessons. 

If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected].

Graham Fletcher

About the Instructor

Graham Fletcher

Graham Fletcher has served in education as a classroom teacher, math instructional lead, and currently as a math specialist.  Graham’s work with the math progressions and problem-based lessons has led him to present throughout North America and beyond. 

He is continually advocating for best practice in elementary mathematics by seeking new and innovative ways to support students and teachers in their development of conceptual understanding.