In this hands-on workshop we will explore ways to develop fraction number sense using a variety of models and contexts. Fractions are an essential math skill and students really can understand them deeply when they are given opportunities to explore them visually and relate them to familiar contexts. We will look at the different ways to think about fractions as well as the development of fraction concepts. The curricular competencies will be woven into the teaching of the concepts so that students will also be developing their communication, collaboration and problem solving skills.
This session is full.
Nikki Lineham has helped many teachers transform their math practices and gain new confidence not only in their teaching, but also in their own mathematical understanding since she began mentoring teachers in 2007. Her passion for math education stems from the transformations she sees in students when they are engaged, learning conceptually, collaborating, communicating and developing growth mindsets. Nikki works in the Victoria School District as a math teacher and a mentor to teachers. She loves team teaching, co-planning and modeling lessons for teachers grades 1-8. Nikki began her career in 2001 as a high school Math and English teacher, and has taught in both BC and the UK. She discovered the magic of teaching conceptually in 2006 while researching for her Master’s degree in Leadership. Nikki has recently presented at conferences such as the Northwest Mathematics Conference, BCAMT conferences, Tapestry, Surrey Teacher’s Association Conference and for individual schools and school teams. Nikki is an energetic speaker who shares the research that she reads voraciously, as well as her own experiences from teaching in the classroom where she puts best-practice strategies into action.