Teaching for Understanding : Common Fractions, Decimals, Ratios and Proportional Reasoning (Grades 6-8)

Examine what it means to develop and assess the concepts of fractions, decimals, ratio and percent through the use of multiple representation models. A lesson will be modeled and then participants will construct other lessons applying that model and co-constructing assessment items that reflect multiple representations.


Grades 6-8 teachers, Numeracy Coaches, Math Consultants


  • Participants will examine and discuss how to teach decimals, fractions, ratio and proportions deepening understanding of concepts and procedures.
  • Help students develop a repertoire of rich mathematical strategies
  • Help students to identify and remedy their misconceptions and reconstruct their thinking.
  • Take part in multi-representational lesson, analyze an approach, and construct other lessons.
  • Construct assessment items that apply the multi-representational models to fractions, decimals, ratio and proportion

Course Fee and Number of Participants
$150 per person with a minimum of 30 participants and a maximum of 50.

Delivery Method
Face to Face

Length of course
One Day