This past week we Jumped into fractions with both feet! We constructed a tool to use with throughout the year to help with converting and equivalent fractions.
Some of the students also had the opportunity to "play" with fractions using Cuisenaire Rods. Discovering how to find the fractions of different colors of rods compare to others. It was fun for me to see them working through these challenges and their excitement as they solved the "puzzles" of the fractions.
This next week we will continue our work with fractions breaking the numbers apart, finding Equivalent fractions and digging deeper into the magic of fractions.
Did you like the questions and examples from last weeks post? If so here is a preview of what we will be looking at this week.
Decompose 5/6 in two different ways. Example 2/6+3/6, 1/6+1/6+1/6+1/6+1/6
Decompose 6/8 in two different ways.
Decompose 1 2/5 in two different ways.