Gr 4 -7 May 9
Location: Grande Prairie Alliance Church
15502 – 102 Street, Grande Prairie AB T8X 0J6
Doors open 8:40
Workshop begins 9:00 am
Decimals? Division, Remainders and Place Value Matter.
Decimals, Divisions and links to Long term Memory. This workshop is focused on outcomes from Grade 4 to 6 but Grade 7 and 8 teachers may be interested to study how short daily practice that requires students to reason their way through visual spatial examples can boost retention, transfer and recall. The Part A sample for the mental math challenge portion of this year’s Grade 6 PAT puts an emphasis on calculating with decimal numbers. The participant package includes classroom ready tasks and practice cards that focus on developing & maintaining computational fluency when decimal numbers are involved. Along the way understandings and recall with multiplication, place value and division will also be impacted. We cannot just tell our students to “memorize their facts” we have to teach them how to memorize and recall and provide regular practice differentiated to challenge each student at his or her current level.