Creative Approach to Fractions

Artist: Molly Gaston Johnson

Type: Professional Learning

Program Availability: In-Person


Integrating fractions and mathematical communication, students create math-based murals using simple art materials and techniques. Nationally credentialed teaching artist Molly Johnson introduces the work of professional artists who use math as their inspiration. Students do the same and practice conceptual, representational, and abstract understandings of fractions. This residency engages students’ creativity and mathematical thinking through hands-on artmaking.

NJSLS Standards

3.NF.A.1: Understand a fraction.
4.NF.B.4: Multiply a fraction by a whole number.
5.NF.B.5: Interpret multiplication as scaling.
5.NF.B.6: Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers.
5.NF.B.7: Divide fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by fractions.
Kid Friendly Standards


We can explain what fractions represent.
We can recognize fractional parts of a whole.

We can represent fractions using various multiplication equations.

We can explain the result of multiplying a given number by a fraction greater than and less than 1.

We can solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers.

We can explain the relationship between multiplication, division, and fractions.
We can represent the context of a word problem (involving division of fractions) using models and equations.
We an solve word problems involving division of fractions using a variety of strategies.

Program options:


Please fill out this inquiry form or call 866-500-9265 for more information. (Virtual programs are not charged a travel fee.)

Price & Info


Workshop Cost per Day: $1400

Workshop Materials Fee: $$100

Additional Fees: In-Person Program Travel Fee - $95 per day; Virtual Program Technology Fee - $45; (On-Demand programs are not charged travel or tech fees)


Audience Limit: 25

Program Length: (1) 90-min Session (Additional time available at $300/hour)

Workshop Minimum # of Days: 1

Appropriate For Grade(s): Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th



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