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Fractions Proficiency Through Spatial Reasoning

 

Developing Fraction Operations: The Ribbon Task (7:35)

Facilitative Prompts

  • While viewing the video, consider how the ideas shared might further inform or influence practice and impact student learning.
  • What further questions do you have?
  • What additional information, resources and supports are needed?
  • What are some specific next steps that can be taken based on what has been learned from this video?

 

Representing Fraction Operations: The Ribbon Task (13:02)

 

 

Tools Reveal Understanding of Operations (2:33)

 

 

Scaling Up or Down – Key to Proportional Reasoning (5:24)

 

 

Composing and Decomposing to Understand Quantity (4:41)

Facilitative Prompts

  • Prior to viewing: When you consider “composing and decomposing using a variety of tools”, what skills and strategies would you hope to see as students work with numbers?
  • While viewing the video, what are some key ideas that emerge for you?
  • After viewing: What further information might you seek to deepen understanding in this area and approaches to learning?

 

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