This morning we talked about multiplying fractions using the gardening plot problem. We discussed division, including division by zero.
Then we talked about talking about some “Rules that Expire,” but we didn’t actually talk about the rules themselves. 🙁
After lunch, we explored the NCTM website and resources. Then we discussed “Why can’t kids remember their basic facts?” and we read and discussed ways to help kids learn these facts. We talked about the developmental nature of learning facts (3 phases), the importance of using problem solving and strategies we can teach kids to help them reason.
We concluded with the modes of addition and subtraction and jogging and cutting cloth tasks for fraction division. (And how to “avoid” division).
We said good-bye to many new friends and colleagues, and we heard some words of wisdom from each of them.