We introduced fractions greater than one by modeling them with pattern blocks and writing them as a mixed number, and also as an improper fraction. Then we discussed the similarity between the two numbers. After lots of examples with pattern blocks, we moved to pictures in our journals. We started with the mixed number, drew the picture, then named it as an improper fraction. After several of those, we started with the improper fraction, drew the picture, then named it as a mixed number. P3
way to teach double digit subtraction...gives borrowing from your neighbor a whole new meaning. We try to consistently use the word regroup instead of borrow - but some students need that "something extra" to solidify understanding. This visual might help!