Research shows that a student's understanding of fractions at the end of fifth grade predicts their achievement in all high school math. That means understanding throughout elementary school is imperative! Get tips to help in the classroom, videos and an absolutely fantastic free fractions unit!
Another great blog with lots of thoughts and resources from a new teacher. I really liked the math workshop board she posted. Boards like this take some scaffolding, but partway through the year, the students might barely need a teacher! Also has a checklist for teacher in service time.