- Professional Development
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.
Workshop Agendas - Webinar
A downloadable flyer with the workshop agenda will be available after clicking on each button below.
Resources for Teachers
Helpful resources for you to download.Download All Resources
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.
Lesson 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.
Teacher Quick Start Guide
Everything you need to know to navigate through the Frax website.
Everybody's Talking About Frax
“Frax is by far the best program I have seen for fractions. Even the kids who experience math challenges seem to ‘get’ fractions. Now, when any fraction related math comes up in our lessons, they all seem to know the correct answer!”- Frax Teacher, Cloquet Independent School District 94, MN
"I use Frax in my classes. On our mid-year screener, my students outperformed the other 3rd grade classes that don’t use Frax. My two classes’ average point increase was double that of the other five classes."- Frax Teacher, Liberty Hill Independent School District, TX
"My kids absolutely love Frax! Their abilities vary, but ALL my students feel success with Frax. They have a much better grasp on fractions overall and it has really made a difference in what we are able to do in class."- Frax Teacher, Redwood Preparatory Charter School, CA
"My students are super sad that there are only 27 missions in Frax Sector 1. They are literally begging to do more fraction work! One student who usually struggles with math concepts completed all of the missions and is now getting A’s in math instead of C’s."- Frax Teacher, Greenville Co School District, SC
"My students LOVE Frax! They now regularly say things like ‘Well I know that 1/4 + 1/4 = 1/2...’ or ‘I know that 3/6 = 1/2...’, which were not things they were saying before working on Frax. The improvement in their fraction fluency has been noticeable."- Frax Teacher, Governor Wentworth Regional School District, NH