Fraction Boot Camp

Math Workshop Series for Grade 3-5 Teachers

Three (3) Day Workshop Series (September to December 2020)

We look forward to your participation in this three (3) day professional development series presented by the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center (MRESC).

Dates: Day 1 - September 24th; Day 2 - October 20, 2020; Day 3 - November 11, 2020

Instructor: Barb Weidus, Math Content Specialist & Veteran Trainer

Target Audience: Grade 3-5 Teachers

Workshop Overview:

Participants will review essential concepts and strategies for the teaching of fractions (based on Ohio's Learning Standards). From there, attendees will move to the crucial conceptual understandings of what fractions are in grades 3 and 4.

  • The use of the Standards for Mathematical Practice (along with the cognitive demands) will be front and center to our learning.

By the end of day 2, we will begin building our conceptual knowledge of operations in fractions. Day 3 will be spent in operations with fractions.

  • Be prepared to "play" (use visual models such as Cuisenaire rods, geoboards, patty paper, pattern blocks, etc.) throughout the series.

Attendees will also dig in to see what questions from the AIR assessment tell us as well.

**Participating educators should plan to attend all three days of the series.


Workshop Dates: Three (3) Full Days

  • Day 1 - Thursday, September 24, 2020;
  • Day 2 - Tuesday, October 20, 2020;
  • Day 3 - Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Lunch: You will have an hour for lunch (on your own)

Location: Bellefontaine High School - Distance Learning Center, 555 E Lake Ave, Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Contact Hours: 18.0


Visit the MRESC's Calendly Scheduling Tool to Register for This Event!

Costs & Registration Fees

Fees cover the cost to attend all three days of the series

    • $175 (per person) for Hardin, Shelby, and Logan County Public School Districts, Boards of DD, & Career Centers

    • $275 (per person) for school districts outside of the above counties or other agencies/non-profits

    If you have questions about fees or the registration process, please contact Kim Leach at

    **DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS September 14th at 12:00 pm


    Thursday, Sep. 24th, 8:30am-3:30pm

    555 East Lake Avenue

    Bellefontaine, OH

    COVID-19 Safety Guidelines & Reminders

    All attendees will: (1) have their temperatures checked upon entering the building, and (2) be required to complete the COVID-19 self-assessment form during the daily check-in process. CLICK HERE to access a digital copy of the COVID-19 self-assessment form. We require the use of personal protective equipment, including face masks.

    What time should I arrive at the training site? Please arrive 15 minutes early for each session to complete the check-in process. Enter through the main High School Entrance and check-in with the Office for directions to the training room.

    Food & Beverage: Bottled water and assorted breakfast bars will be available at the beginning of the session. While coffee or other food will not be served, participants are free to bring snack items for themselves or to share with the group. Please plan accordingly…..Lunch: You will have an hour for lunch (on your own)

    What You Should Bring? Participants should bring note-taking materials and writing utensils with them to the session.

    Our Cancellation Policy - Cancellations must be received 10 days before the first day of the event or series. Cancellations received outside of this policy will not be accepted. Attendees and/or employing districts will be billed accordingly.

    Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

    Our Vision/Mission: The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center serves and supports students, families, and districts as an innovative educational partner.