Teaching Fractions and Part-Whole Reasoning – Better Learning through Best Practices with Dr. Yeap Ban Har
Do your students struggle with fraction concepts and reasoning? Do you find teaching fractions to be one of the greatest challenges of the school year? Your students aren’t alone and neither are you. No area of elementary mathematics is as cognitively complicated, and difficult to teach as fractions, ratios and proportional reasoning. Join Dr. Yeap Ban Har for an amazing day of professional development and chart a new path to success and higher achievement for your students, and less frustration for yourself.
Dr. Yeap is a world-famous Singaporean speaker, author, and educator. He has written dozens of textbooks and trains teachers around the world. The media has called Dr. Yeap “Royalty when it comes to Singapore mathematics,” and the “Michael Jordan of Singapore Math.” It is both a rare and special opportunity to learn from him. Your day will be full of hands-on problem solving, lesson demonstrations and the most powerful instructional strategies for teaching fractions from the country that has lead the world in mathematics achievement.
Dr. Yeap’s teaching is extremely practical and entertaining. Everything you learn can be implemented immediately in your classroom. A few of the popular highlights from this workshops curriculum include:
- The two critical conceptions for understanding and paving the path to future success
- How to quickly identify student misconceptions and shallow understanding of fractions
- Communicating concepts clearly and correctly to avoid student misconceptions
- Developing concrete understanding of fractions with simple manipulatives
- How and when to bridge from concrete understanding to more abstract representations by using bar models and other visual approaches
Children who achieve long term success in mathematics believe they can make sense of mathematics. If you want to help your students make sense of fractions and part-whole reasoning, then this workshop is for you. You’ll leave feeling inspired and empowered; ready to use your newfound skills to meet the needs of your students. So please join Ban Har and the folks at 3R for one of our most popular workshops.
**Venue is located at Mercer Community College Conference Center, a map can be found at www.mccc.edu.