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Fixing Misconceptions in Fractions one day course – 5th September, Stirling East Primary SA

September 5, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm


Fractions are one of the most difficult concepts for students to understand in mathematics.  By fixing misconceptions, we can catch kids up quickly and effectively.   Fractions course Stirling East September 17

Who is this course for?

  • Teachers from grades 4-9
  • School leaders and leading learners
  • Support teachers for students with difficulties

What concepts will this course cover?

  • Fractions concepts from basic understanding of halves and quarters through to multiplying and dividing fractions with unrelated denominators
  • Fractions as numbers rather than just pizzas
  • The relationship between fractions, decimal numbers and percentages

Teachers will

  • Watch a live lesson demonstration, including diagnosing and confronting underlying misconceptions in a grade 6/7 class
  • Learn to prioritise key components of Proportional Reasoning and Multiplicative thinking that must be understood deeply during primary school for students to be successful in high school
  • Learn how to use questioning to create cognitive conflict and fix misconceptions for good
  • Receive a manual valued at $50 to take back and use with their own class.

Numbers are strictly limited to 30 – because that is what fits in a classroom


September 5, 2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Stirling East Primary
51 Braeside Rd
Stirling, SA 5152 Australia
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