# Teach Think

Elementary

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## On Teaching Fractions…

## Teaching Third Grade Fractions

Nothing strikes fear into the heart of third grade teachers like being the first to introduce these adorable, innocent children to the world of fractions. Teaching third grade fractions can be intimidating, especially if you're a grade-change and come from lower...

## Teaching Fourth Grade Fractions & Decimals: Everything you Need to Know

In fourth grade math, the giant list of standards kids have to master can feel overwhelming, especially for new teachers (grade changers, we see you, too!). There's problem solving, factors & multiples, place value & rounding, division computation, angles,...

## Teaching Equivalent Fractions with Folding

Teaching equivalent fractions can be a confusing concept for students. It’s counter-intuitive to change both the numerator AND the denominator, especially if students have been working on composing/ decomposing fractions or adding and subtracting fractions. Why...

## Comparing & Ordering Fractions: Fraction Sort

Sorting fractions is a great way to help students apply and solidify their understandings of fractions, especially comparing, ordering, and finding equivalent fractions. It's a fairly straightforward, simple activity that allows for a lot of really good, higher...

## Adding & Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators: Why Students Struggle

If your students are struggling with adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators, the problem could actually be with: understanding of how to compose and decompose fractions. Can they add and subtract fractions with LIKE denominators, first? Do they...

## Fractions on a Number Line

Kids tend to do really well understanding the concept of a number line and using it to count whole numbers. And they also are usually able to understand basic fraction concepts. But when it comes to putting the two concepts together- fractions on a number...

## Teaching Fractions of an Area & Geometry Together

I love when math strands overlap and students can see the connections between them. Fractions and Geometry overlap quite a bit. There are three ways to think about fractions: 1. The Set Model: This model works with fractions of groups, like ¼ of 24, so ¼...