# Lessons from the Classroom

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, June 04th, 2015

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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.

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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