The focus for the entire week was on fractions- teaching strategies for teaching fractions, how to represent them, how to assess student understanding and misconceptions, how to support students with learning disabilities to understand them, questioning strategies-; and the guest speakers were excellent - Marian Small, Cathy Bruce, Shelley Yearly...
Here are a few photos from the week.
Practising our "Descriptive Feedback".
Representing Fractions as an "Action"- Operator or Quotient
Why do we seem to always teach using only the part-to-whole representations of fractions????
Here is a link to the Math Camppp Wicki with all of the presentations and handouts.
Lastly, here is a link to Trent University's Math Education Research Collaborative which is full of excellent tips for Math teachers.