Love this concrete way to teach improper fractions and mixed numbers! This teacher used math manipulative to help the students use prior knowledge of the fraction blocks to help them when solving improper fractions.
Here's a terrific post with directions and resources on how to introduce fractions using paper folding! This is great for comparing and equivalence! I do this but should make a poster titled art and math
Of course I just finished fractions, but kids can always use reteaching. Here is a template to make a "fraction flipper" showing equivalent fractions/fractions that equal Also find music and decimal flippers here along with related worksheets.
WHO KNEW? This is a cool way of showing students how to order fractions. Many students look at fractions and automatically shut down. This takes the fraction aspect out of the problem and gives students whole numbers to work with.
Math Coach's Corner: Exploring Fractions on a Geoboard. Develop a deeper understanding of fractions through the use of manipulatives that promote flexible thinking and by focusing on the Mathematical Practices.