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Conceptua Math Fractions Tools Overview

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Conceptua Math provides online tools for fractions instruction. Various interactive models build the path from math concepts to procedures and higher order thinking. The tools include fraction bars, circles, number lines, pattern blocks and estimating tools. The tools are ideal for whole-class instruction on an interactive whiteboard.

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Conceptua Math Fractions Tools Overview

1. 1. NEW! Powerful, FREE online math tool to teach fractions! Conceptua TM Math
2. 2. Students Struggle with Fractions <ul><li>“ Difficulty with fractions (including decimals and percents) is pervasive and is a major obstacle to further progress in mathematics, including algebra” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(National Math Advisory Panel, 2008, p. xix) . </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Free Teacher Tools by Conceptua Math: Product Overview
3. 3. Students Need to Develop Fraction Sense Free Teacher Tools by Conceptua Math: Product Overview
4. 4. The Conceptua Math TM Approach <ul><li>Develop conceptual understanding through the use of models </li></ul><ul><li>Link models to numbers to help students make connections </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher designs instruction and instructional sequence </li></ul><ul><li>Moves beyond one right answer to incorporating higher-order thinking </li></ul>Free Teacher Tools by Conceptua Math: Product Overview
5. 5. Conceptua Math Provides Free Teacher Tools by Conceptua Math: Product Overview Free Tools For Teachers Premium Tools For Students Community Sharing and Support
6. 6. The Free Tools Provide <ul><ul><li>A format for direct instruction and modeling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A format for interactive guided practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging models that promote discussion and critical thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A format that promotes teacher/student discourse </li></ul></ul>Free Teacher Tools by Conceptua Math: Product Overview
7. 7. Overview of the Teacher Tools <ul><li>Conceptual to procedural formats </li></ul><ul><li>Critical thinking activities </li></ul>Free Teacher Tools by Conceptua Math: Product Overview
8. 8. Support for Teachers <ul><li>Instructional Video </li></ul><ul><li>Sample problems </li></ul><ul><li>Sample lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Links to standards </li></ul><ul><li>IEP goals </li></ul><ul><li>Additional pages with training and support materials </li></ul>Free Teacher Tools by Conceptua Math: Product Overview
9. 9. The Community <ul><li>Exchange ideas about fractions instruction with teachers and experts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul>Free Teacher Tools by Conceptua Math: Product Overview Page
10. 10. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Participants will learn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the features of the free tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how the use of multiple models can help students build a flexible understanding of fractions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to integrate the free tools into the curricula including where it fits in the scope and sequence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how to use the free tools from Conceptua Math to make math accessible and meaningful for students with a wide range of abilities. </li></ul></ul>Free Teacher Tools by Conceptua Math: Product Overview
11. 11. NEW! Powerful, FREE online math tool to teach fractions! www.conceptuamath.com [email_address]