I wanted to share with you a look at our fraction work because I know there were some moms working with their children in this area as well. We move slow in our school because mastery is important to me so a lot of our fraction work was review with a bit of new games and materials mixed in.
Then we started recording everything in our math journals, the children really liked this part because of the tracing and coloring. I think there were even several fraction pictures that were drawn into some other creation. Does anyone else seem to have that creativity problem during journal time?
We played a lot of fraction games like Roll a Fraction from the book Shoe Box Math.
Fraction of the Pizza Game and practiced building fractions with Lakeshore's Building Fractions Activity Center.
We also used these free 3 part cards to understand numerator and denominator.
When we return to fractions in February we will be reviewing and working on equivalent fractions and multiplying fractions.
We will be using the Lakeshore game Fraction Contraption and other games from the book 25 Super Cool Math Board Games. I will also be printing out a lot of free materials from Sparkle Box. If you haven't checked them out, you may want to, not only for fractions but for other subjects as well. But I'm warning you, you may get lost there for awhile.
If you are looking for more fraction ideas check out our Pin board for elementary math.
Have a great weekend!
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