Are YOU A 5th-7th Grade Math Teacher Who Wants to Understand & Teach the Meaning of Fraction Operations?

If you want to stick with teaching just the algorithm, without the conceptual understanding, don’t scroll any further.

This is not for you.

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!

I’ve learned that many teachers believe they HAVE all the strategies and materials they need for teaching fraction operations (i.e. the algorithm and lots of practice sheets) only to discover that the strategies they were using either weren’t correct or weren’t effective.

• Having a variety of teaching methods in your teaching toolbox is the most effective way for you to guide your upper elementary and middle school math students to mastery of fractions and fraction operations.

As a math teacher, you have the opportunity to make a lasting impact on your students’ understanding of fractions and fraction operations

In this program, you’ll learn effective strategies and techniques (NO shortcuts) to engage your students and help them understand the meaning of fraction operations.

TEACHING FRACTION OPERATIONS with"FRACTIONS: 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 You Get Inside This Teaching Fraction Operations Program

6-Modules with 35-lessons

Videos to walk you through the strategies and methods to teach fraction operations conceptually, for student mastery

Methods and materials to take right into your classroom

Strategies for incorporating fraction concepts and operations throughout the year

12-hr professional development certificate

My two biggest take-aways were the Ladder Method and dividing fractions using the Common Denominator.

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! ~Judith G.

I knew I had to learn upper math concepts. This course was informative and gave me visuals to help understand.

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. ~Cindy B.

There were some new insights from this training which was exactly what I was hoping for.

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. ~ Faye J.

I kept the notes and handouts in a binder and use them regularly before teaching a session.

I have had a fantastic year…Your program was an eye-opener to me. I kept the notes and handouts in a binder and use them regularly before teaching a session. I have reviewed videos before teaching it too.

Whether you are new to teaching fractions, are just looking for a better understanding of fractions and teaching them, or just need a good refresher. This course is great from beginning to end. ~Jennifer J.

When options existed, multiple options were shown with their pros and cons.

This course was methodical in teaching all needed aspects of fraction operations. The methods used were consistent from start to finish and their purposes explained. When options existed, multiple options were shown with their pros and cons. ~ Faye J.

Why Do Teachers Want This Program?

Many math teachers I’ve worked with weren’t prepared to teach fraction operations 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.

…teachers are ready to change this situation!

Math Teachers want this program because they:

1. are ready to stop pushing off students’ chances to REALLY understand the concepts
2. want their students to UNDERSTAND basic fraction concepts and fraction operations
3. want to spend LESS TIME reteaching and remediating
4. want their students to feel confident and successful
5. want to be knowledgeable about their content

Even though we want all these things, one mistake we make is waiting until we’re into our fractions unit and then trying to figure out what methods and materials we’ll need.

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

Let’s face it, fractions show up every year, at every grade level!

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

The lessons in these modules focus on flexible fraction thinking, estimating, and developing the meaning of fraction basics and operations

• Lessons include word problem contexts and specific activities/problems to use with your students.

Module 1: Helping Students Master Fraction Basics, including but not limited to:

• Exploring the ladder method, its benefits and how it can be used with fraction concepts
• Why using use cross-multiplying is NOT the best option
• 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.

Module 2: Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators, including:

• 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

Module 3: Subtracting Mixed Numbers, including:

• 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

Module 4: Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers, including:

• Exploring the meaning of fraction multiplication
• Using different representations and number lines to develop meaning

Module 5: Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers, including:

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

Module 6: Fitting it All In, including:

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

90-Day Worry-Free Guarantee

I’m committed to providing exceptional training that makes a positive impact in the classrooms of the teachers I work with.

I believe you’ll love this program as much as other teachers have, but if you work through the first module or two and feel the program just isn’t right for you, you can receive a full refund within 90 days of purchase.

BONUS #1

30 ADDITIONAL student resources (>\$75 value)

• Doodle notes pages for engaging note-taking
• Doodle math wheels for engaging note-taking PLUS practice pages
• Problem solving activities
• Number lines
• Fraction strips
• Fraction cards/ partnering cards
• Game ideas
• 120 Days of Fraction Spiral Review
• Fraction Math Dates and Calendar Cards to use ALL year

BONUS #2

FOUR Bonus Videos:

• Teaching Decimal Operations
• Fraction, Decimal, Percent Conversions
• Using Spiral Review
• Teaching Problem Solving Strategies

BONUS #3

Members-only community, on the program platform (Thinkific)

• share insights
• chat with other teachers

The speed of the course was perfect, especially since you could stop/review as needed.

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! ~Laurie S.

I have already recommended this course to some of our staff.

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. ~Brenda A.

Thank you for all the wonderful resources too.

I found this class to be very helpful. Too bad I took it so late in the school year, though I will be able to try out many of the topics during a summer math boost program. Thank you for all the wonderful resources too. ~Mrs. Great

Is This Program Right for You?

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

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’

In This Program, You’ll Learn About…

Including representations along with computation when teaching all of the fraction operations

Incorporating review of foundational fraction concepts when teaching fraction operations

Activities that help students explore fractions and fraction operations to find meaning. Word problem contexts are used in each module.

Weaving fractions into class when you aren’t ‘teaching fractions,’ to reduce time gaps students often experience before getting back to fractions at a new grade level.

AnswerYes! You may only be 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!

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

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

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

Answer: I am always available, via email or in the course discussion area on Thinkific. Other members are also available in the Facebook group.

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

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

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This special savings event ends Dec 1.

We DO accept purchase orders from school districts.

I can’t wait to see you in this program!!

A Little About the Program Creator

Who am I? You probably don’t want to know my whole story (at least not yet!), so this is me in a nutshell:

• an educator since 1992, teaching math (and other subjects) in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades
• a lover of math
• a perpetual learner
• a seeker of solutions
• a coach of teachers

I help teachers get their students engaged in math!

I look forward to working with you!

Ellie, Cognitive Cardio Math