The Power of NOT Giving the Answer - The Teacher Studio
It was a busy week for me! Report cards were due and we had two nights of conferences. My son’s football team made it to the state championship game and WON! Whew! So, we are starting to get deeper into the content of fourth grade and we are beginning the first of many “mini units” […]
Meg-a-Math | Mathematics with Ms. Amandes
Fraction comic- could use for unit introduction and let kids write about it. Introduces equivalent fractions too.
80+ Fraction Printables
After weeks and weeks of working on it, I finally finished my Fraction Printables for 4th Grade. I started out creating printables to use to bridge my curriculum and the Common Core Standards. In the end, I ended up with over 80 pages, complete with teaching pages, worksheets, word problems, quizzes, and a final assessment.…
Decomposing Fractions with a Math Must Read Mentor Text- Full House
Hey there! We began our unit on fractions this week! I'm feeling really behind, but hopefully we will get it all in, and if not, my hope is that my kiddos will at least know what I've taught them REALLY well! We shall see!! We started by reading the book Hershey Fractions and using Hershey bars to create equivalent fractions and parts of a set. You can read more about how I use this book HERE. Friday, we made our own fraction strips. We do have fraction bars as part of our manipulatives, but…
Fractions with Food: Hands on Math
I am thrilled to guest post over at Teach Mama today for her Rockstar Sunday series! Today I talk a little more about making connections between fractions and food. I hope you’ll check out h…
Math Coach's Corner
You might say this blog post is the third in a series on fractions and number sense. It’s not surprising that the majority of our upper elementary kiddos lack number […]
What are equivalent fractions? The importance of showing, not telling, about equivalency.
We tell our students that equivalent means equal, but do they really know what equal means? Do they know that equal means the same amount, and not necessarily the same number representing that amount? We
4.NF.3 Math Posters and Reader's Response Notebook
These are some of the posters I'm using for CCSS 4NF4 and a poster that my students use to help them when they respond in their reader's response notebook. Everytime I introduce or review a part of the Reader's Response Notebook I create a poster and an anchor for students to refer to because they need that visual model as a guide. I have found that CCSS is much more detailed than just using an algorithm to solve a problem. It's about how the math works. My students had difficulty with…
Free Interactive Websites for Fractions
This is an updated blog post. I previously removed one of the websites I featured because it was no longer a free site. I would reco...
Developing Fraction Number Sense Through Part/Whole Thinking - Math Coach's Corner
Students need lots of concrete and pictorial experiences to create a visual understanding of fractions and build fraction number sense.