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This workshop will focus on helping students understand the relationship between fractions and whole numbers. Participants will also explore the use of number lines as an essential tool to develop student understanding of fractions.

About This Course

This workshop is part of a new series of content collections - Pepper Online Workshops (POW) – focusing on the hottest topics that educators are dealing with across the country.  These have been developed in partnership  with WestEd using some of the resources from their Doing What Works project. These workshops feature amazing videos, interactive planning tools, and other research-based materials. 

Teachers can help students recognize that fractions are numbers and that they expand the number system beyond whole numbers. The use of number lines as an essential tool in teaching this and other fraction concepts from the early grades onward will give students a strong base of understanding.

Workshop Objectives

This workshop is focused on elementary classrooms. In this workshop: 

  • Participants will explore how to help students understand the relationship between fractions and whole numbers.

  • Participants will understand how to use number lines to develop student understanding of fractions as numbers.

  • Participants will learn how to help students understand the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents.


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Can't commit to all of the lectures, assignments, and tests? Audit this course and have complete access to all of the course material, tests, people, portfolios, and the online discussion forum. You decide what and how much you want to do.

Try for a Certificate

Looking to test your mettle? Participate in all of the course's activities (we use the honor code around here) and if your work meets the 85% requirements, you'll receive a personalized certificate to showcase your achievement. You can also apply for course credit (if desired).

Course Staff


WestEd, a nationally recognized nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency working with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad. WestEd aims to improve education and other important outcomes for children, youth and adults. WestEd provides a wide range of resources for K-12 educators to use in their classrooms.

Lori Larsen

Lori Larsen has more than 20 years experience in the education environment. Her experience includes classroom teaching, grant implementation, district level administration, and professional development facilitation. Lori has provided professional development for teachers throughout the United States and Canada. She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in K-8 Education from Marshall University and a Master’s of Science degree in Elementary Education from Furman University. She has made presentations at local, state, and national conferences highlighting the use of technology as an instructional tool and integrating technology into the curriculum. Lori has a passion for working with teachers and providing support to help teachers engage students and enhance classroom instruction.
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Course Code: POW330
Course Release: May 08, 2017
Estimated Effort: 1:00

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