OTF Connect – Making Connections Between Proportional Thinking and Fractional Thinking

Ontario Teachers Federation Connect Webinar

December 5th, 2016

Make connections from the relational thinking behind proportional reasoning and represent these number relationships as fractions. Join Kyle Pearce as we explore fractional thinking using tasks that are contextual, visual and concrete in order to examine fraction constructs, uncover multiple representations of fractions, and discover different perspectives that build the conceptual understanding behind the rules for multiplying and dividing fractions.

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Exploring Fraction Constructs and Proportional Reasoning Fractions are a beast of a concept that causes struggles for many adults and students alike. While we all come to school with some intuition to help us with thinking fractionally and proportionally, the complexity quickly begins to increase as we move from concrete, to visual, to symbolic and from identifying, to comparing, to manipulatin...


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