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Friday, February 3 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Using Multiple Representations to Build Understanding of Fractions (Grades 3-5)

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Conceptual understanding is built by comparing and contrasting various representations of an idea.  In this session, participants will work through a purposeful sequence of questions about fractions that encourages students to compare and contrast multiple representations of their thinking and leads to the conceptual understanding upon which they can build number sense and procedural fluency.

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avatar for Dr. Lindsey Perry

Dr. Lindsey Perry

STEM Research & Assessment Coordinator, Research in Mathematics Education
Dr. Lindsey Perry earned her Ph.D. in Education from Southern Methodist University in 2016. She also holds an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas - Arlington, and a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Texas - Austin. After teaching elementary and middle school mathematics for two Texas school districts, Lindsey served as the Assistant Director of Mathematics and as a Mathematics Assessment... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Janie Schielack

Dr. Janie Schielack

Professor Emerita, Department of Mathematics, Texas A&M University
Janie Schielack, Professor Emerita, Texas A&M University discovered her love of mathematics in elementary school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and it continued through high school in Houston, Texas. She received her BS in Education from Texas A&M University in 1975, with certification in Mathematics and English, Grades 1-12. After teaching third grade in Victoria, Texas, Janie earned an MA in Mathematics Education from the University of Texas at... Read More →


Friday February 3, 2017 9:45am - 11:00am
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