Description:

Too often fractions are considered scary or difficult. But fractions are numbers! By helping students to understand that fractions are numbers that expand our number system,
we can help them connect their understanding of whole number operations to fraction operations.

During this 3-day course, teachers will:

- explore instructional strategies such as the use of manipulatives, fraction models (including number lines) and rich tasks that help students see fractions as numbers and understand fraction operations.
- deepen their understanding of the Kentucky Academic Standards for Mathematics, particularly the grades 4 and 5 fractions standards, seeing them as part of a progression starting in first grade and
continuing into middle school.
- receive ready-to-use materials and manipulatives, including pattern blocks, cuisenaire rods, books and games.

Cost: $300 per participant

### Georgetown, KY

Facilitator: Cindy Aossey

Sessions 1 & 2 *(in-person)*: November 7 & 8, 2024; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern Time

Session 3 *(in-person)*: January 28, 2025; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Eastern Time

Register **Registration will close October 1, 2024**