Fractions

i August 04, 2014 by Tia

Confused about fractions? New to it? Just need a review? Kids as well as adults are welcome to participate in this workshop series aimed at understanding the idea of a fraction as a number, how to calculate with fractions, and how they relate to percents, ratios and decimals. All workshops emphasize respectful comraderie, cooperative learning, question-asking, and use a hands-on, playful, student-led approach.

Fractions I

This course will focus on wholes, halves, fourths, eighths, thirds and sixths. You will learn to represent these fractions in multiple ways, understand the different parts clearly, place them on a number line, combine them with each other, learn one easy method to create an equivalent fraction, and practice explaining your work to others.

Fractions II

This course will focus on adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing and simplifying any type of fraction within the context of daily life such as cooking, budgeting, traveling, event planning, etc. You will practice representing the same quantity as a fraction, percent, division problem, ratio and decimal, placing them on a number line and comparing them. You will work in teams and present your findings to the group.