Teaching equivalent fractions using explicit teaching

This free online professional learning module will demonstrate how to incorporate components of explicit teaching into your lesson planning and give an example of explicit teaching in action through the lens of equivalent fractions.

In this module you will:

  • explore how explicit teaching focuses on and makes explicit particular mathematical concepts and techniques
  • consider the importance of appropriate prerequisite knowledge in preparation for explicit teaching
  • identify key language to be used as part of explicit teaching
  • explore how and why certain materials and examples can support explicit teaching
  • recognise the importance of anticipating likely areas of student difficulty
  • learn about the importance of picking tasks and activities that build on and reinforce the content.

Additional details

Year level(s) Foundation, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Professional learning, Evidence-based approaches, Teaching strategies
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Explicit teaching, Concrete Representational Abstract model
Keywords free professional learning, teaching strategies, evidence-based, primary maths, online course, fractions

Curriculum alignment

Strand and focus Number
Topics Fractions

Copyright details


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