INTERMATH | Rational Numbers Workshop


Atlanta Public Schools - June 6, 2008 through June 20, 2008


Program: Rational Numbers - Summer, 2008
Location: Atlanta Public Schools
Instructor and
Contact Information:
Rachael Brown


The purpose of this course is for teachers to:

The participants in this course will be expected to:


As a result of this course, participants will demonstrate their ability to:





Monday, June 9- Day 1  Parts             

  1. Introduction to InterMath
  2. Talking Points Quiz
  3. Group investigations

    Surrounding Numbers
    Introduction to Fraction Bars

  4. Individual Investigation

    Land Dispute
    Fractional Parts
    Pandigital Fraction
    Beaker Comparison

Tuesday, June 10- Day 2  Parts of Parts

  1. Group investigations

    Where is that Fraction?

    Fraction Situations

  2. Individual Investigations:

    Exploring Multiplication with Fractions
    Can you tell?
    Fraction Figures
    Let's Operate on Fractions

Wednesday, June 11- Day 3  Pesky Parts I

  1. Group Investigations
    Cans and Containers
    Exploring Division with Fractions

  2. Individual investigations

    Division Pattern
    Jacob's Idea

Thursday, June 12- Day 4 Pesky Parts II

  1. Group investigations
    What does 3 divided by 1/2 look like?

  2. Individual Investigations

The Meaning of 1/3
Natasha's Idea

Friday, June 13- Day 5 Decimal Multiplication

  1. Group Invesigations

    Estimating the Point
    Decimals as Arrays

  2. Individual Investigations

    Decimal Diagram
    Moving the Point
    Base-Ten Block Multiplication
    Partial Products & Decimals

Monday, June 16- Day 6 Decimal Division

  1. Group Investigations

    Two Models of Decimal Division
    Let's Help Ms. Lee

  2. Individual Investigations

    Cliff or Evelyn?
    Joel's Solution
    Two Interpretations of Decimal Division

Tuesday, June 17 - Day 7  Ratios and Difference between Ratios and Fractions

  1. Group Investigations

    Adding Ratios
    Which is Larger?
    Jumping Monkeys

  2. Individual Investigations

    Boys and Girls in the Class
    Mathematics Football Players
    Laurel's Muffins
    Ratio of a + b to b + c

Wednesday, June 18- Day 8  Proportional Situations

  1. Group Investigations

    Math & Cookies
    Proportions and Graphs

  2. Individual Investigations

    Which Movie is Best?
    Fair Share
    Drink Mixes
    Intersecting Chords

Thursday, June 19- Day 9 Inverse Proportions

  1. Group Investigations

    Exploring Rectangle Properties

    Inversely Proportional

  2. Individual Investigations

    Camera Lens Aperture
    Volume and Pressure

Friday, June 20- Day 10 Mathematical Connections

  1. Group Investigations

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