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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sight Bites: Teaching Fractions

One reason I like fractions so much is that the study lends itself to lots of artistic creation as you problem solve and create models.

Currently students are creating fraction bars with Google table--it's a great way to start the study.

Later I'll have students make "sight bites" like the one I crafted below to demonstrate the "behavior" of the operations when it comes to fractions. They'll likely marry their "sight bites" to meaningful numbers, problems, and data.

There are so many avenues to travel when it comes to math learning today. I'm looking forward to this next chapter of the math study year with my students, a fraction action unit. Onward.