Teachers have expressed difficulty getting their students to understand fractions (as well as decimals and percents). In this session teachers will gain the knowledge, strategies, skills and expertise to confidently teach students concepts related to fractions, decimals and percents. Teachers will see how the strategies, games and activities can easily be taught virtually or in-person but physically distanced. Students will have fun as they learn how easy fractions, decimals and percents can actually be. Concepts include: Fraction Equivalency; Equivalency between fractions; decimals and percents; simple Operations involving fractions / decimals / percents. A handout with rules, gameboards and assessment tools will be provided.
PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED A DECK OF CARDS AND 8 REGULAR DICE. OPTIONAL - A SET OF FRACTION CIRCLES OR FRACTION BARS AND A METRE TAPE OR METRE STICK.
John Felling has been an educational leader for over 35 years. He is a published author and consultant providing insight and expertise mostly in the areas of Math, English Language Arts, and Teaching Practice. He has presented at many national conferences and conventions including ASCD Conferences on Teaching Excellence, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national and regional conventions as well as many provincial and state conventions throughout North America. He still finds time to teach in classrooms a few days each month, staying current with the challenges facing students, teachers and administrators. John's presentations provide insights and strategies along with a healthy dose of humor, helping participants to remember and apply what they learn. Participants in his sessions have consistently expressed "Awesome job! Really enjoyed your presentation. There were a lot of great activities to bring back to my class." Attend his sessions and see why.