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Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade


On October 10th SERVE Center hosted a webinar in which Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell presented the research, recommendations, and implementation strategies in the Institute of Education Sciences' (IES) practice guide, Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade. In this webinar, participants:
  • Learned about the five recommendations for improving fractions instruction and preparing students for Algebra,
  • Reviewed where and how fractions are represented in the Common Core Standards,
  • Participated in working examples of strategies for teaching fractions, and
  • Engaged in opportunities to ask clarifying questions.

To access the archived recording of this webinar, scroll to the resources section below.

 


Dr. FennellDr. Francis (Skip) Fennell, the presenter, is a mathematics educator who has experience as a classroom teacher, principal, and supervisor of instruction. Dr. Fennell is currently a professor of education at McDaniel College and recently completed a two-year term as president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. In addition, he has played key leadership roles related to mathematics education and has served on the Research Council for Mathematics Learning, the Mathematical Sciences Education Board, and the National Mathematics Advisory Panel.


Resources


Practice Guide
 Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade IES practice guide



video  Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade webinar archive (view in Windows Media Player)

presentation Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade presentation handout

pdf  Read Dr. Fennell's responses to webinar participants' questions

PDF - Common Core Fractions table  Common Core Fractions table

website  Doing What Works - Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for K-8 website 

website The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement (CSRI) website -  Beyond Slices of Pizza:  Teaching Fractions Effectively  video

website  Conceptua Math website

video  Policy Challenges Webinar: Bridging Research to Practice: Supporting the Transition to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics webinar archive