UC San Diego Mathematics Project
Learning Events

June 2019

Teaching Fractions through Ratio Reasoning Grades 3-6
June 19-21, 2019
San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
6401 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
Learning Labs 2 & 3

Description: Moving from whole numbers to rational numbers is a challenge for many students. Join us to deepen your own understanding of rational numbers and learn research-based and classroom-tested strategies that use ratio reasoning to build a cohesive learning opportunity for all of your students.

This three day professional development series raises and addresses these questions:

■ How can I use ratio reasoning to deepen understanding of part/whole “fractions”?
■ How can I use equal share problems to lay a foundation for grade level “fraction” learning?
■ What is the multiplicative relationship between the numerator and denominator? How does this build a foundation for ratio reasoning?
■ What are more sensible algorithms for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing “fractions”?

 

Participants will receive a copy of Extending Children’s Mathematics: Fractions and Decimals by Susan Empson and Linda Levi

Cost: $350 per individual
$300 per individual for a team of 3 or more

Meals: Breakfast and lunch provided.

Download a flyer and share with colleagues.

Space is limited. Register today! 

 

Fostering Ratio and Proportional Reasoning in Grades 6-9
June 19-21, 2019
San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
6401 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
Learning Labs 2 & 3

Description: Middle school math teachers set a foundation that creates opportunities for students’ educational and career choices! Come learn with us as we explore this important mathematical domain together. Proportional reasoning is essential for success in math and science. This PD series approaches the development of proportional reasoning through the following contexts: percent, ratio comparisons, rate of change and measurement.

This three day professional development series raises and addresses these questions:

  • What is essential for teachers of mathematics to know about ratios, proportions, and proportional reasoning to be effective in the classroom?
  • How can teachers foster the development of proportional reasoning in their students?
  • How do teachers modify/leverage existing curriculum and resources to meet the needs of their students?

Participants will receive a copy of Teaching Fractions and Ratios for Understanding: Essential Content Knowledge and Instructional Strategies for Teachers by Susan J. Lamon.

Cost: $350 per individual
$300 per individual for a team of 3 or more
Breakfast and lunch provided.

Download a flyer and share with your colleagues!

Space is limited. Register today!