Sunday, March 9, 2014

Fraction Fun

Fractions are new to the 3rd grade curriculum in Kansas with the implementation of the common core standards.  I just love teaching fractions and I'm so glad the topic came back into our curriculum.  One member of the team of teachers I work with, stumbled across Engage NY Math lessons. The lessons are hands-on, engaging, and do a fantastic job of conceptual understanding with fractions.  We are all so excited to see what the next lesson has for us and the students to do!

Last week the students completed a task in groups to show their understanding of certain fractions.  Each station contained a piece of yarn, three different sizes of paper, cups of water, and play dough.  Students were required to work in groups to partition each object into a given fraction.  Well, needless to say, they loved it!

I am creating an interactive white board file as we go through the lessons, and plan to post the freebie as soon as it's finished.  Pictured below are students as they interact with the items at each station.