STUDENT SUCCESS

## Are You A 5th-7th Grade Math Teacher Who Wants Your Students To Succeed With Fraction Operations?

If you want to stick with teaching JUST the fraction algorithms, don’t scroll any further.

But, if you want to learn HOW TO teach fraction operations for UNDERSTANDING using a VARIETY of strategies and incorporating fraction basics, keep on scrolling!

Mastering Fraction Operations: From Foundations to Operations has what you need to make a lasting impact on your students’ understanding of fractions and fraction operations.

TEACHING FRACTION OPERATIONS

## Mastering Fraction Operations: From Foundations to Operations

• Learn EVERYTHNG you need to know about teaching fraction operations for UNDERSTANDING .
• End the fraction frustration for you AND your students by learning various ways to approach fraction addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division (AND basic fraction concepts).

WHAT'S IN THE PROGRAM?

• Six modules with over 30 video lesson (about 6 hours of video time, in 10-15 min lessons)
• Videos to walk you through the strategies and methods to teach fraction operations conceptually, for student mastery
• Workbook/notes pages for your notes (90 pages)
• Methods and materials to take right into your classroom
• Student versions of the example problems in the lessons (45 pages)
• Strategies for incorporating fraction concepts and operations throughout the year
• 12-hr professional development certificate

TEACHERS WANT MORE

## Why do Teachers Want This Program?

Many math teachers I’ve worked with weren’t prepared to teach fraction operations, much less teach them with a conceptual approach.

They have taught just ‘rules,’ and shortcuts, often NOT KNOWING there’s a different way.

In the book, Number Talks, Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages, the authors cite a study by Li and Smith (2007) that states:

• 93% of prospective middle school teachers could solve 7/9 ÷ 2/3 procedurally
• BUT only 52% could correctly answer ‘How many 1/2s are in 2/3?’
• They concluded that teachers’ lack of conceptual understanding affects students’ understanding of what fraction division means.

## Upper Elementary and Middle School Math Teachers Want this Program Because They:

• are ready to help their students develop flexible fraction thinking
• want their students to UNDERSTAND basic fraction concepts and fraction operations
• want to spend LESS TIME reteaching and remediating
• want their students to feel confident and successful
• want to be knowledgeable about their content

AVOID THIS SITUATION

## Don't Be Scrambling When the Fraction Struggles Hit

Even though we want success for our students, one mistake we make is waiting until we’re into our fractions unit. And then we try to figure out what methods and materials we need.
Or we wait until fractions pop up in other contexts and realize that our students need A LOT of help.

Let’s face it, fractions show up every year, at every grade level!
Many of us figure we’ll gather all the information and materials ourselves, from all the different sources.

• But what we don’t take into consideration is how much time it takes to find THIS MUCH content….read the books and articles, scroll through sites, and compile the strategies, methods, and materials AND create student resources.
• You might fully intend to do the research but end up not having the time to build the bank of information and resources you’ll need. And then you’re back to random searches, scrambling to piece together something to help you in the moment.
• If you’re like many math teachers, you want to know your content inside and out and have as many tools in your fraction toolbox as possible.

This is your chance to take advantage of all the time I’ve spent researching and creating materials to help you teach fractions and fraction operations.

You can work through the program at your own pace and come back to the 30+ video lessons AS OFTEN AS YOU WANT to review the content before you’re ready to teach it.

WHAT'S IN THE MODULES?

## Select Each Module Image for Information About the Module

The module descriptions are brief overviews of the modules.

#### M 1: Fraction Basics (5 Lessons)

Including but not limited to: converting mixed numbers & improper fractions, simplifying and comparing fractions, equivalent fractions.
Why the basics? Because students ‘should’ know them by 4th grade, BUT students still have difficulty in 5th, 6th, 7th grades.
It’s a huge benefit to have these strategies in your teaching toolbox.

#### M 2: Add & Subtract Fractions w Unlike Denominators (6 Lessons)

~ Exploring the butterfly method, why NOT to use it and what to do if students have already learned it
~ Exploring the meaning of fraction addition and subtraction
~ Estimating and why we need to use it
~ Using various models and number lines

#### M3: Subtracting Mixed Numbers (4 Lessons)

~Laying the ‘groundwork’ – exploring ways to solve
~3 methods for subtracting mixed numbers
Why 3 methods? Because students’ ‘Aha moments’ happen with different methods, so we want to have as many methods in our toolbox as we can

#### M4: Multiply Fractions and Mixed Numbers (5 Lessons)

~ Exploring the meaning of fraction multiplication
~ Using different representations and number lines to develop meaning
~ Multiplying fractions by fractions, whole numbers, mixed numbers
~ Word problem contexts

#### M 5: Dividing Fractions & Mixed Numbers (5 Lessons)

~ Exploring the meaning of fraction division
~ Exploring division with common denominators, transitioning to using reciprocals
~ Using different representations and number lines to develop meaning
~ Word problem contexts

#### M 6: Fitting it All In (4 Lessons)

~ Fractions in other contexts (measurement, equations, ratios, coordinate plane and more)
~ Strategies for fitting fractions in ALL year

From newer to veteran math teachers to instructional coaches and special education teachers, students have benefitted from this program in so many ways. Here's what a few of them have to say.

This course covered everything from basics to complex. The speed of the course was perfect, especially since you could stop/review as needed. I appreciate the additional resources AND the ability to come back to refresh!

It really was an eye opening course. We share the same feelings when it comes to teaching fractions. We need to go through the whole experience and not just teach the tricks. I had a whole class that learned tricks and had to slow down and do quite a bit of reteaching this year. I have already recommended this course to some of our staff. I look forward to more courses. Thank you so much.

I am almost done with the program and have thoroughly enjoyed it! My two biggest take-aways were the Ladder Method and dividing fractions using the Common Denominator. I am the Middle School Math Instructional Coach for a small K-8 district and will definitely be sharing these two methods with our teachers. Thank you for this program!

This course surpassed everything I imagined! I did not understand math growing up (especially fractions!). I was an early primary teacher and when I became a sped teacher and transferred to teaching middle school RSP, I knew I had to learn upper math concepts. This course was informative and gave me visuals to help understand. The note pages to fill in and the abundance of extras (games, doodle notes, etc.) made this class totally worth it! Thank you for making math understandable and enjoyable.

I have taught and tutored math for over 20 years and there were some new insights from this training which was exactly what I was hoping for.
Most significant of all was the timely feedback I received. I asked a question on the Facebook group and within a day, not only was the question answered, but a new video was made to supplement the videos in the lesson.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

## Is this Fraction Operations Program Right for You?

This program is meant for you if you're an instructional coach or if you’re an upper elementary or middle school math teacher and…

• you've been teaching fraction operation 'rules' because that's how you were taught; the 'rules' aren't working for your students OR you just want to learn strategies to teach fraction operations differently
• you’re tired of scouring the internet, looking for fraction tips and piecing together ways to help your students
• you’re looking for new ways to teach ANY of the fraction operations
• you need tools to close students’ fraction gaps
• you want to see your students’ confidence grow as they develop a deeper understanding of what fractions are and what fraction operations mean
• you’re willing to start ‘weaving’ fractions into math class when you aren’t ‘teaching fractions’
• you're a homeschooling parent and need a great fraction operations program!
• you're ready to invest in your development as a math teacher.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS?

If you have a question that isn't listed, please email me ~ [email protected]

The course is housed here on Thinkific, and you can complete the modules at your own pace.

Each lesson includes:

• A prerecorded video, with teaching strategies and examples
• Note-taking guides
• Student versions of the examples used in lessons

Yes. Please email me at [email protected] so we can get the important information to your school!

Yes! Maybe you're only required to teach fraction division (as I did in 6th grade)

BUT you may end up reteaching addition, subtraction or multiplication when students encounter fractions in other contexts (like solving equations).

You may have NO fraction operation instruction in your curriculum, but still find that you need to teach them in ‘non-fraction’ contexts.

If you’re an instructional coach, this is definitely for you!

Yes! All modules will be available as soon as you enroll and you can access any lessons and resources immediately.

As long as the program exists (the lifetime of the program).

I am always available, via email or in the course discussion area on Thinkific. Other members are also available in the community here on Thinkific.

Definitely! If you’re a parent supporting a child who would benefit from supplemental work with fraction concepts (or if you’re a homeschooling parent), this program will be helpful.

Yes! When you finish the program, you’ll receive a certificate showing you completed 12 hours of online learning.

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## I hope to see you in the program!

I can't wait to share the strategies that helped my students. I'm excited to provide you with everything you need to help your students and save you precious planning time during the year! Let's get started on this fraction journey together:-)

Ellie