The month of August is upon us and September is in our sights. I spent a week at Math Camppp which was amazing! Who knew there was so much to know about fractions! It certainly gives me a lot to think about for September. I will definitely be using fewer cricle representations of fractions. The learning experience was intense – 5 days and nothing but fractions. This is the 5th year they’ve done a camp for teachers, with a different focus each year. You can check out some of the amazing stuff at the Edugains.ca website. Super resources as well as upcoming initiatives.
Learned some about how to question students about their fraction thinking and discovered that it is soooo complicated. Questioning is essential if you are to discover what they are thinking – depending on how they perceive the fraction they could be right even though they have given the “wrong” answer. I’m so glad there is a Wiki so I can keep referring back to all the material and activities we did.
There were teachers, administrators, supply teachers and spec ed people from across Ontario there. So many people expressed interest they had to hold 2 sessions – next one is later this month. So glad I took pictures as well so I have a visual reference of OUR learning.