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**OR **not so much?

Every time fractions pop up, do **your students freeze** and say things like:

- “I can’t do fractions.”
- “There’s a fraction…what do I do with it???”
- “I hate fractions!”
- “I have no clue.”

And then, **maybe they give up**. They write an answer that has a fraction in it and move on.

And you have SO much to cover… **you don’t have time **to get to the **root understandings** of all the fraction things. Does this sound familiar?

If your **5th, 6th, 7th, or even 8th-graders** are having trouble with **foundational fraction concepts and fraction operations, it’s time to switch things up.**

You **CAN help your students feel comfortable **with fractions and begin **mastering **fractions…

…**without YOU **feeling **overwhelmed, ****stressed, **OR spending **HOURS searching** for help.

Let’s think about this a little more…

__Fractions ARE Hard__

Let’s face it, **many students struggle **with fractions and fraction operations at some point.

You probably see this struggle **every year**. (And the past couple of years have NOT helped!)

If students are taught **procedurally rather than conceptually**, they can **easily get confused **when they learn procedures for new operations.

And many of your students **may** **have been taught** with **just procedures** **before they came to you**.

*BUT,*** it’s not too late to help **your upper elementary and middle school math **students get on the right track with their fractions**.

**Why is Teaching Fraction Operations Such a Challenge??**

**Let’s be honest:** there’s a good chance **you were never taught HOW to teach fractions and fraction operations**!

A survey of math teachers revealed that their undergraduate programs **didn’t really prepare them to teach math **in general, **much less** prepare them **to teach fraction operations with a conceptual approach**.

In *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 **t****eachers’ lack of conceptual understanding ****affects students’ understanding of what fraction division means.**

If you want to help your students….

**Understand **what **fraction operations mean **so they can successfully **complete and explain **operations with fractions….and ace their assessments!

**Improve **their **fraction flexibility **and **develop** a **deeper understanding **of number relationships.

**Retain their understanding **throughout the year, feeling **more confident **and **less stressed **when they see fractions in other contexts…

…..you’re in the right place

Is This Program Right for You?

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

**sick and 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 **

**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’

What Teachers are Saying About This Program

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!

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.

This course is excellent for anyone who teaches middle school math. Whether a new teacher or seasoned veteran, there are great ideas and excellent goodies to use in the class.

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.

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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

**explore** fractions and fraction operations **to find meaning.** **Word problem **contexts are used in each module.

**reduce time gaps** students often experience before getting back to fractions at a new grade level.

What’s Included?

**35 videos (6 hours) ****covering:**

- fraction basics
- how to
**incorporate**fraction**basics**into the teaching of operations **various**methods for teaching**all four**fraction operations- how to
**incorporate representations**into teaching fraction operations - how to
**weave fractions into class**on a weekly or even daily basis - specific
**module content is listed below**

**90-pages of course guides to take notes**

- download as one whole workbook and bind the pages
- OR download separately as you work through each lesson

**45-pages of student resources**

- organizer and notes pages
- download as one whole workbook or download as you work through each lesson

**12-hour Professional Development****Certificate**upon program completion

In Addition to the Videos, Guides and Resources, We Have 3 Bonus Items!

**25** **additional** student resources (>$60 value)

- Doodle notes pages
- Doodle math wheels
- 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

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Facebook group

**4 Bonus Videos:**

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

**Would you like to STOP…**

**Wasting hours** searching blogs, YouTube, and Pinterest, looking for strategies, tips and resources?

**Being frustrated** and **overwhelmed** when students continue to freeze and give up when they see fractions?

NOW YOU CAN!

*Fractions: From Foundations to Operations*

**Includes**strategies, tips, resources and more! I’ve done the searching & researching for you, to compile the tools you need- Takes you step-by-step through teaching the fraction operations both
**conceptually**and**procedurally, with various methods** - Teaches strategies for
**incorporating foundational fraction concepts into operations**. - Gives you the
**tools and knowledge****you need**so you can**STOP spending hours searching**for ways to help your student be successful with fractions

What Do We Cover in the Program?

**Module 1: Helping Students Master Fraction ****Basics**

- course introduction
- converting between mixed number form and improper fraction form (fractions greater than one)
- exploring the
**ladder method**, its**benefits**and how it can be used with fraction concepts - comparing fractions with the same numerators, same denominators, using benchmarks and why NOT to just use cross-multiplying
- 3 methods for simplifying fractions

**Module 2: Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike ****Denominators**

- module overview
- 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 with activities for both you and your students **estimating**and why we need to use it- 3 methods for finding least common denominator
- adding and subtracting unlike fractions
- adding mixed numbers
**word problem**contexts- lessons include specific activities/problems to use with students

**Module 3: Subtracting Mixed ****Numbers **

- module overview (yes, subtracting mixed numbers gets its own module!)
- laying the ‘groundwork’ –
**exploring**ways to solve - using
**partial differences** - subtracting with regrouping
- subtracting using improper fractions (fractions greater than one)
**word problem**contexts- lessons include specific activities/problems to use with students

**Module 4: Multiplying Fractions and Mixed ****Numbers**

- module overview
- what does fraction multiplication
**mean**? - multiplying whole numbers and fractions
- multiplying fractions and fractions
- multiplying fractions and mixed numbers
- multiplying mixed numbers by mixed numbers
**word problem**contexts- lessons include specific activities/problems to use with students

**Module 5: Dividing Fractions and Mixed ****Numbers**

- module overview
- what does fraction division
**mean**? - dividing whole numbers and fractions
**exploring**division with common denominators, transitioning to using reciprocals- dividing fractions by fractions
- dividing mixed numbers by mixed numbers
**word problem**contexts- lessons include specific activities/problems to use with students

**Module 6: Fitting it All ****In**

- summary of the operations
- a look at fractions in other contexts
- resources for you
- ideas for fitting fractions in all year
- closing message

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Frequently Asked Questions

**Answer****: **Yes. Please email me at ellie@cognitivecardiomath.com.

**Answer****: **Yes! 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!

**Answer****: **Yes! 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.

Choose the option that’s **best for you**!

Select the button of your choice.

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:

- a lover of math
- a perpetual learner
- a seeker of solutions
- a coach of teachers
- an educator since 1992

I help teachers master their math instruction.

I look forward to working with you!

Ellie, Cognitive Cardio Math