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Math Coach's Corner: Developing Fraction Number Sense Through Part/Whole Thinking. Students need concrete and pictorial experiences with a sequence of foundational concepts to truly understand fractions.

Addition and Subtraction Fractions Anchor Chart

Math Coach's Corner: Problem solving and hands-on activities help students develops deep conceptual understanding of fractions.

Equivalent fraction anchor chart (picture only)

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.

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.

Fractions and Food: Hands on Math Ideas (Blog Post) Teach about representations of fractions, and fraction number lines with graham crackers!

Fractions Operations Review with Pattern Block Pictures. Free activity and oh, so much fun!

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.

Number One In Disguise- Mrs. White's 6th Grade Math Blog: February 2014

Comparing fractions anchor chart. Plus more anchor chart ideas on this blog post!

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... :)