Focus on Fractions: Lessons in Action

Interested in how you can incorporate the instructional strategies and technology practices from PowerUp into your teaching? Join us for our “Focus on Fractions” series!

View previous posts here: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Check out our Lesson in Action, Thinking Aloud: Fractions Assessment, to see how one teacher used the PowerUp online fractions assessments to inform her lessons on fractions.  

Looking for more ideas on teaching fractions? View our Lessons in Action for a peek inside a classroom and to gather valuable ideas for your own lessons!

Want some cool tools you can use in your own lessons? Looking for tech-based activities you can use to help support student understanding? Check back tomorrow for our recommendations!

We're offering teachers a $25 Amazon gift card for participating in our ongoing efforts to improve the materials on PowerUp WHAT WORKS. If you teach grades 4, 5 or 6, are planning to use our online assessments, and are willing to complete a short survey, please contact us at to find out more.

What's New on POWERUP?

AIR Informs Episode #6: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities During COVID-19

Remote learning requires adjustment for all students, but students with disabilities face additional challenges during the COVID-19 quarantine. In the latest episode of AIR Informs, Allison Gandhi, managing researcher and director of AIR’s special education practice area, describes some of these obstacles and shares strategies to help students make the most of this time.