Concepts of Rational Numbers: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents


This course is intended for teachers with the purpose of expanding teachers' own understanding of rational numbers concepts as outlined in Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. In order to fully understand the implications for teaching rational number concepts in grades 3-8, it is essential that all teachers have a firm grounding in how those concepts develop in grades both before and after the actual grade they teach. Class participants will find content from across all grade levels. Topics covered in this class will include:
  • Developing an understanding of fractions as numbers
  • Equivalence and ordering
  • Computation with rational numbers including, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division building and extending on previous understanding of whole number operation, decimals, and percents


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