by Chris | Feb 20, 2023 | common core, elementary math, teaching fractions, third grade

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...
by Chris | Jan 13, 2023 | fourth grade, teaching fractions

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,...
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...
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