Lessons from Singapore Math: How to Help Students Think, Reason, and Make Sense of Fractions
There is no need to convince a math educator that students have difficulty with fractions. Nonetheless, fractions are critical building blocks for future algebra and other math topics. In this webinar Kathleen Jalalpour, Middle School Math Teacher and Singapore Math Consultant, shared a variety of ways to help students gain a better understanding of fraction concepts and other mathematical topics more generally.
Methods discussed include:
• Using visuals to build understanding of fractions
• How virtual manipulatives help students make sense of fraction concepts and provide students ways to test and verify ideas