UC San Diego Mathematics Project
Learning Events

October 2021

Teaching Fractions through Ratio Reasoning Grades 3-6
October 16th, November 6th & 13th 
Virtual

Description: Moving from whole number multiplication and division to multiplication and division with 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 from grade 3 through middle school. 

This professional development series raises and addresses these questions:

  • How can I more effectively support my students as they transition from multiplying and dividing whole numbers to multiplying and dividing rational numbers?
  • What are the different types of problems that can be solved by multiplying or dividing rational numbers?
  • Which ratio reasoning tools will help my students see the actions and relationships in the operations?

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

Cost: $100 per individual ($80 register by September 21st)
$75 per individual for a team of 3 or more

Download a flyer and share with colleagues!

Space is limited. Register today! 

 

Fostering Ratio and Proportional Reasoning in Grades 6-9
October 9th, 16th, and 23rd
Virtual

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: division of fractions, sampling, probability, slope, similarity, and geometry.

This 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: $100 per individual ($80 register by September 17th)
$75 per individual for a team of 3 or more

Download a flyer and share with your colleagues!

Space is limited. Register today!