Basic Course + Basic Materials


Basic Course + 3 Live Coaching Sessions & Materials


Custom Course for Schools & Districts (Call for price for more than 25 teachers)

Course description

How can I strengthen my students' understanding of fractions?

As elementary and middle school students develop an understanding of the number system, they must have a strong concept of fractions as numbers.

This 8-module course shares strategies for opportunities for students to experience fractions through multiple modalities.

Multiple representations, the use of manipulatives, literacy connections, writing opportunities, and review to build proficiency will be covered.

Many materials will be shared that are classroom ready but can be easily adapted and differentiated to meet individual student needs.

This course will help you help your students make sense of fractions.

Modules include:

  • Teaching Fractions Using Multiple Modalities
  • Fractions: The Basics
  • Fraction Manipulatives
  • Fractions: Literacy Connections
  • Pattern Block Fractions: Addition & Subtraction
  • Pattern Block Fractions: Multiplication & Division
  • Fractions: Opportunities for Writing
  • Fractions: Ideas for Review, Centers, and Differentiation

Basic + and Custom level participants will have the opportunity to work with Tammy in live support sessions.

Participants will receive several grade band specific activities and resources that support students’ developing a deeper understanding of and proficiency with fractions.

PD Hours:

Upon successful completion of the Basic course, participants will get a certificate for 12 hours of PD credit.

Upon successful completion of the Basic+ course, participants will get a certificate for 18 hours of PD credit.

PD credit hours will be determined by the local district/school for the Custom course.

Tammy Jones

Tammy Jones

Lead Instructor

Meet Your Instructor

An educator since 1979, Tammy L. Jones has worked with students from first grade through college. Currently, Tammy is consulting with individual school districts in training teachers on strategies for making content accessible to all learners.

Writing integrations as well as literacy connections are foundational in everything Tammy does. Tammy also works with teachers on effective techniques for being successful in the classroom. As a classroom teacher Tammy’s goal was that all students understand and appreciate the content they were studying; that they could read it, write it, explore it, and communicate it with confidence; and that they would be able to use the content as they need to in their lives. 

Tammy believes that logical reasoning, followed by a well-reasoned presentation of results, is central to the process of learning, and that this learning happens most effectively in a cooperative, student-centered classroom. Tammy believes that learning is experiential and in her current consulting work creates and shares engaging and effective educational experiences. 

Course Includes

13 Texts

Course Curriculum

Fractions, Pattern Blocks, & Literacy, Oh My!

Teaching Fractions Using Multiple Modalities

Fractions: The Basics

Fractions: Literacy Connections

Fractions: Ideas for Review, Centers, and Differentiation