Building a Conceptual Understanding of Fractions Through Instructional Routines

Spread the love of fractions throughout the school year while creating a community of mathematical thinkers. Teachers from the BC Numeracy Network will share instructional routines and provide ideas of how to extend and enhance the use of instructional routines in the classroom. Through the lens of fractions, we will explore how to intentionally include instructional routines in your planning to help develop big ideas and curricular competencies and uncover student thinking. The focus will be on the concept of fractions across the grades from fair shares to operations. 

Target Audience

6-8/Middle school

Sessions

12:45 PM - 2:15 PM

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Presenters

  • SD64 Gulf Islands
    Susan Robinson

    Susan Robinson has spent her career teaching on islands in the Pacific Ocean, finally landing with her family on Salt Spring Island in 2007 where she teaches high school mathematics. She loves being surrounded by the energy and chaos of teenagers as she helps them navigate the tension between confusion and understanding. Susan completed a Masters in Arts Education from SFU, which helped her to bring creativity into her mathematics classes and mathematics into her artistic endeavours.

  • SD22 Vernon
    Jennifer Carter

    Jen Carter is a Numeracy Coordinator for Vernon School District, Treasurer of the BCAMT and a member of BC Numeracy Network. As a prior elementary teacher and administrator, Jen had a deep curiosity about the discomfort students and teachers feel around mathematics.  This personal inquiry led to her current “passion” and role working alongside teachers to explore and rethink what mathematics education currently is, and the possibilities of what it can be for students. Outside of her work in schools, Jen can be found taking classes at a local pottery studio, enjoying the outdoors in the beautiful Okanagan, or paddleboarding at her cottage on Shuswap Lake.