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Fun with Fractions – How to Teach Virtually
Live Zoom Workshop
September 17, 2020 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM (PST)

Fee for the workshop is $199 per person. Groups of 3 or more is $179 per person.

Do you feel 100% comfortable in the content involved with teaching frac­tions? How can we as teachers create meaning with motivation on this difficult area of mathematics? In this all-day workshop, Kim Sutton will share important strategies to build a strong geometric foundation for frac­tions for first and second grade teachers as well as tips for third, fourth and fifth grade teachers to use manipulative models to further classroom understanding of area, set and number lines in a clear and fun way. 

Building a strong understanding of fractions starts early in primary grades with geometry standards in first and second grade by partitioning shapes using fractions. Developing number sense concepts like subitizing, composing and decomposing of numbers, and simple division build under­standings of part-to-whole relationships, a key building block of fractions for early learners. Third through fifth grade students deal with multiple mod­els of fractions, and the manipulation of fractions with the four operations. Participants will explore strategies for classroom motivation with games, songs, dances and literature in this exciting new class for grades 1-5. 

Kim will give practical strategies with “hands on” activities that push children to understand the conceptual meaning of fractions. Geometry and number sense standards will be included in all the activities. She will use a variety of tools for everyday use to help students get comfortable applying fractions to areas like data analysis and geometry. 

Kim will share fun questioning strategies with fractions that help with evaluation and student understanding. Teachers will be amazed at how their own content knowledge increases as Kim shares ideas for students! The manual will become a meaningful number sense guide, and teachers will leave the workshop with many models they build in class. Come pre­pared to adjust your attitude about teaching fractions!

What You Will Learn:

  • Key geometry concepts and activities to build basic understanding of fractions for students starting in first grade.
  • How to effectively use constructed fraction tools for maximum classroom success.
  • Strategies for using manipulatives to teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • How everyday practice tools, like using a fraction meaning statement to define the three models of un­derstandings for fractions, positively affects stan­dardized testing results.
  • Quick shortcuts to deepen student understanding of algorithms based on modeled manipulatives.
  • Helpful hints to create simple three to five minute practice points that you can use multiple times a week to build a strong foundation for fractions.
  • Tips to encourage classroom discussion and data analysis using fractions.

Program Highlights:

  • Fun new tools for increased part-to-whole understanding that you and your students will love! Designing simple tools for set and num­ber line models of fractions will give needed picture models of fractions to help your classroom transition to dealing with more abstract terms and algorithms.
  • Fun games that practice all three models of fractions by grade level will help connect prior knowledge of number sense to fractions.
  • Strategies for using the meaning statements for the operations to teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions.  This section will become your favorite! Watch your own understanding become crystal clear!
  • Learn to apply fractions to data analysis. Kim will introduce three amazing graphs that encourage “Math Talk” with fractions.
  • Deeper understanding of teaching fractions for your grade level than you’ll find in a textbook.

About The Speaker:

Kim Sutton is a fabulous presenter, who has taught thousands of teachers the joy and excitement of hands-on math. Kim's teaching experience includes over 40 years of classroom teaching, time as a regional math specialist and as a university instructor. Kim has worked with over 500 districts nationally and internationally as a staff development consultant. Kim has a Master's degree in Mathematics Education and has been the keynote speaker for state and regional math conferences. Kim has produced many wonderful math games and tools and is the author of 18 titles, as well as the creator of the 10 Block Schedule for Math Fact Fluency program for grades K-6. Experience what others have learned—Kim Sutton is a dynamic, extraordinary educator whose enthusiasm and love for teaching are contagious! She gives you practical, easy to implement information and ideas that you will use for years. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to be thrilled, challenged, and energized!

Great Books by Kim:

  • All Aboard the Algebra Express
  • Fractions: A Part of the Whole
  • Math Engineers
  • Math Focus Activities
  • Visual Tools
  • Number Line Workbook
  • The Power of Digital Root
  • Making Math Books with Children
  • Powerful Numbers 0-100
  • Place Value with Pizzazz
  • Dynamic Dice
  • Do the Math
  • Math Drills to Thrill
  • Let's Get Started!
  • Dazzling Dominoes
  • Bump It!
  • Cooking Up Math Concentration
  • Cooking Up MORE Math Concentration

Class Times:

Class Starts 7:00 AM (PST)
Adjourn 2:00 PM (PST)

Who Should Attend?

All Grade 1-5 Classroom Teachers, Resource Specialists, Curriculum Coordinators and Administrators should attend.

This Seminar Includes:

  • Downloadable PDF Handout

What To Have:

Participants will need scissors, stapler, scotch tape, deck of playing cards, three regular dice, paper clips, double six dominoes (available on our Freebies section), marking pens in a variety of colors, and 5 sheets 8.5" x 11" white paper. 

Zoom Information:

September 17, 2020 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM (PST)
The Meeting ID and password will be sent to your email.

University Credit:

1/2 unit of credit from Humboldt State University is available for an additional charge. These credential/licensure courses offered are designed primarily for elective or professional development purposes. Creative Mathematics is an approved Texas CPE provider. Assigment required for credit and/or verification of completion.

How To Register:

Call (800) 841-5193 ~ or use our printable Registration Form: either mail, fax, or use your credit card on our secure server. Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express accepted (US funds only).

Fun with Fractions – How to Teach Virtually LIVE ZOOM

  • Presenter: Kim Sutton
  • Product Code: 2804
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $199.00

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