I'm excited to be linking up for Math Madness Wednesdays with Krista from Teaching Momster! This week's topic is all about fractions!
We actually don't get to fractions until the 3rd Nine Weeks, but I thought I'd share how/what I used to teacher fractions last year. To be honest, it worked really well last year, and while I might add a partner game or two to the mix, I'm not planning on changing too much.
Below is an excerpt from my original blog post (you can read it here).
Last but not least, I introduced fractions to my kiddos on Monday (Oh my - was that just yesterday?). We talked about what they already knew, watched a BrainPOP, Jr. video, and learned that fractions are pieces of a whole, but must be equal pieces.It's important to note that before we start talking about halves, thirds, fourths, etc...I want students to understand that if they don't have equal parts - it's not a fractions, regardless of how many pieces they have.
The kiddos practiced by deciding if circles and rectangles had been partitioned equally or not. I LOVE our interactive notebooks. Seriously, ah-mazing! These pages are part of my Fraction Mini-Unit.
My sample pages.
Kiddos hard at work sorting, and color-coding (which was their idea).
Since you've made it through to the end of this post you deserve a reward! You can grab these two pages for FREE! I just set up my fan freebies on Facebook (which took hours - don't even get me started). I should have just uploaded them here using Google Docs like I normally do. Oh well, I definitely learned something new! ENJOY! Don't forget, if you like these FREE pages, you might want to check out the rest of the mini-unit here or by clicking the picture below!