Math - Fractions
Math Coach's Corner: Problem solving and hands-on activities help students develops deep conceptual understanding of fractions.
Math Coach's Corner: Composing and Decomposing Fractions. Here's a little fraction activity that can move your kiddos in the right direction toward understanding how to decompose a fraction into the sum of fractions with the same denominator (4.NF.3b). Be sure to provide manipulative support (concrete) and have students record their work with a model (representational).
Math Coach's Corner: Composing and Decomposing Fractions. Here's a little fraction activity that can move your kiddos in the right direction toward understanding how to decompose fractions (4.NF.3b).
Math Coachs Corner: Comparing Fractions. An important part of being a flexible mathematician is knowing that one size does not fit all. In other words, mathematicians use different strategies depending on the situation. A good example is comparing fractions.
Zooming in on a Number Line
One of the best ways to teach students about benchmarks with fractions is using a number line. Once students master the placements of these fractions, they can start working on adding fractions, subtracting and eventually can use multiplication and division with these. This hits areas with learners that are helpful.
Paint stick number lines~ A great way to teach fractions.
Equivalent Fractions anchor chart
Review equivalent fractions with this fun free game.
Paint stick number lines~ A great way to teach the Common Core fraction standards.
Here's an anchor chart on adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators.
Things That Come in Halves and Quarters: The Real World Connection (Blog Post) Fractions are REALLY important concepts that must be connected to student’s lives.
Equivalent Fractions Made Simple- This would be super cool to do with cookies and icing- have the kids "draw" their own dividing lines with icing... :)
Here's a very cool model for using familiar foods (graham crackers, Hershey bars, etc.) to place fractions on a number line.