Lessons from the Classroom
byJune 04th, 2015
Lesson for Grades K–2: How Many Fingers? PDF
From About Teaching Mathematics: A K–8 Resource, Fourth Edition
The following suggestions for whole-class instruction introduce students to important and basic ideas relating to place value. They are organized into four categories: counting large quantities, using money, a logic game, and looking for patterns.
Lesson for Grades 3–5: Using the Rods to show how ½, 2/4, and, 4/8 (PDF)
From Beyond Pizzas & Pies: 10 Essential Strategies for Supporting Fraction Sense, Grades 3–5, Second Edition
In this activity, students use Cuisenaire rods to measure items with different lengths. By approaching the task from a measurement perspective, students begin to understand equivalencies as being different ways to name the same quantity.
Lesson for Grades 3–6: Placing ½ on the number line (PDF)
From Beyond Invert and Multiply: Making Sense of Fraction Computation, Grades 3–6
In this activity, students work with a partner to place fractions and mixed numbers greater than 1 on a number line. They also focus on equivalency.
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