Identify why students find the concept of fractions demanding.
Develop strategies to enable students to demonstrate their understanding, and use, of fractions.
Explore the links between fractions, decimals and percentages and become fluent in their application in differing contexts.
Demonstrate an understanding of the mathematical structure and not just teach the ‘tricks’.
Solve mathematical problems in context.
Often, when teachers are asked which maths topic they find the most difficult to teach and for their students to learn, teachers say fractions.
On this course, you will explore why they find fractions difficult and consider new approaches and methodologies for teaching them that are easier to grasp for your students.
You will learn how to avoid teaching the subject in isolation as you approach fractions, decimals and percentages as three interconnected topics. This will help to give your students context and give them a deeper understanding of the maths structure behind fractions.
What is a fraction? The importance of considering the ‘whole’
Multiplying fractions, decimals and percentages
Adding and subtracting fractions, decimals and percentages
Dividing with fractions and decimals
Problem solving with percentages
Application of fractions, decimals and percentages across the wider curriculum
This course is designed for teachers and educators who don’t have a specialism in maths but wish to learn mathematical methods and improve their understanding.
new teachers, student teachers or people just about to start their teaching career who are interested in increasing their mathematical subject knowledge
inexperienced teachers of mathematics for whom mathematics was not a major part of their degree
non-specialist teachers of mathematics whose expertise lies elsewhere.
teachers of science
teachers of technology, engineering, and other related subjects
parents wishing to support their children.