Posts tagged as: fractions february

Beyond Pizzas & Pies: Interview with Julie McNamara

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 28th, 2017

Today we’re thrilled to welcome Tara from The Elementary Math Maniac to the blog to share the second part of her interview with Julie McNamara, author of Beyond Pizzas & Pies and Beyond Invert & Multiply. You can read the first part of the interview on her blog.   How did you go from being…

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Halving Squares: A #FractionsFebruary Activity

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 21st, 2017

An important mathematics concept for children to learn is that all halves of the same whole are the same size. If the whole is divided into different sizes, then they are not halves. While halves of the same shape must be the same size, they do not have to be the same shape. For example,…

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#FractionsFebruary Activity: Ordering Fractions

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 17th, 2017

When teaching fractions, it’s important to give students the opportunity to compare and order fractions, and practice equivalent and non-equivalent fractions. Try this activity for fourth and fifth-grade students who have already explored fractional parts of halves, fourths, eighths, and sixteenths. The lesson demonstrates students’ levels of comprehension, and helps them improve their reasoning skills. With the…

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Comparing Fractions Using Benchmarks

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 08th, 2017

The benchmark of a 1/2 on a number line is perhaps one of the most important visual tools in building fraction sense. With the aid of either of a number line or pie chart (or both!), we suggest a visual aid with a fraction question so that students may connect abstract and concrete reasoning. Try this class…

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Happy Fractions February: Book Giveaway

by Math Solutions Professional Learning Team, February 01st, 2017

Fractions are a critical foundation in mathematics, and at Math Solutions, we are dedicated to providing teachers with the tools they need to promote fraction sense in their classrooms. That’s why we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate Fractions February! We’ll be sharing fun and informative fractions resources all month long here on the blog and on…

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