Introduction to Frax

Audience: Math teachers
 Prerequisite: None. Timing of scheduling: It's suggested that PD is scheduled 1 month before fractions will be taught in the classroom. 

About the Workshop

About the workshop: The Introduction to Frax workshop is designed to enable a teacher to get students up and running with Frax immediately and to effectively monitor progress and coach students towards conceptual understanding of fractions. In this workshop, teachers will see a sample Frax Mission and identify the pedagogical methodologies used. They will learn to import student accounts, provide assignments, and monitor student progress over time and also live during a session. Teachers will gain a good understanding of how to support the Frax pedagogy as students are using the program, including the use of offline activities.

Understand the importance for students of having conceptual understanding of fractions 

Workshop Agenda (Onsite)

Opening Session

Sign-In to Workshop and ExploreLearning

Guided Instruction:

Modeling a Gizmo using Teaching Strategies

Reflection

DATE

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THE SPONSORS

Thank you to all our partners that made this day possible. They deserve a grand aplause! 

Professional Development

THE SPEAKERS

We brought together a group of people that have devoted their time and energy into digital marketing.

Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

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Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

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Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

@speakername

Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

@speakername

Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

@speakername

Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

@speakername

Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

@speakername

Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

@speakername

Participants will:

Learn to create classes, add students to those classes, and manage students’ assignments within Frax.

Review group and individual reports showing usage and progress through fractions standards.

TIME

LOCATION

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Break

Guided Instruction:

Website Navigation and Setting up My Homepage

Guided Instruction:

Modeling a Gizmo using Teaching Strategies

Reflect and Review

Guided Instruction:

Providing Students with Access

Guided Instruction:

Modeling a Gizmo using Teaching Strategies

Independent Application:

Planning a Gizmo Lesson

Closing Session

Notes:

  • Full-Day Workshops are often 6 content hours in duration, include a lunch break, and development of a Gizmos lesson by teachers
  • Half-Day Workshops are often 3 content hours in duration and will begin the Gizmos lesson development process

Workshop Agenda (Webinar)

Opening Session

Introduction to Gizmos

Getting to know the participants survey

Sign-In to Workshop and ExploreLearning 

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Guided Instruction:

Website Navigation and Setting up My Homepage

Lesson Task and Group Share Out

Gizmos Best Practices Discussion 

Reflection

Guided Instruction:

Website Navigation, Homepage Basics, and Providing Students with Access

Independent Application:

Planning a Gizmo Lesson and Group Share Out 

Closing Session

Review and Wrap-Up

Workshop Agenda - Webinar

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“I enjoyed how she let the teacher see what the students see when playing the game. Also, I liked how she talked about terminology that should be used to keep it consistent to the program and in the classroom. Frax really is a great program to give students a foundation in fractions that will allow them to gain a better understanding of them in the long run. The training was helpful and the resources that were gained from it were invaluable.”

Teacher
Brasher Falls Central School District
St. Lawrence ES, New York

Resources for Teachers

Helpful resources for you to download.

Agenda Downloads

Share the agenda with the teachers that will be attending the workshop and add the date, time, and location to use as an informational flyer.

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Planning Resources

Graphics: Use these to decorate your classroom or make your own awards.

Offline activities: Use these between each grouping of missions to help students discuss and solidify their learning.

Teacher guides: Your guide to the vocabulary and fraction concepts in each mission.

Student Certificate: Pass these out to students to celebrate their learning.

Teacher Guidance Workshop slides: Use these slides as a reminder of the guidance for instruction provided in the webinar.

Everything you need to know to navigate through the Frax website.

Teacher Quick Start Guide