by Chris | Jan 25, 2021 | teaching fractions

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...
by Chris | Jan 19, 2021 | teaching fractions

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,...
by Chris | Jan 18, 2021 | teaching fractions

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...
by Chris | Jan 18, 2021 | teaching fractions

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...
by Chris | Jan 18, 2021 | geometry, teaching fractions

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...
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