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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Math Camppp

Math Camppp was awesome, I am so glad we went.  We stayed at the Kempenfelt Conference Center in Innisfil.   The food was amazing, and it was entirely free to any teacher in Ontario, paid for by our Ministry!

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




"Relationship" models for fractions:  Linear, part-to-whole both continuous and non-continuous,
part-to-part.

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.

http://gains-camppp.wikispaces.com/CAMPPP+2012+Julius

Lastly, here is a link to Trent University's Math Education Research Collaborative which is full of excellent tips for Math teachers.

http://tmerc.ca/

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