## Top 5 Tips for Decomposing Fractions

As I have mentioned in previous posts about fractions, starting with hands on and pictorial activities is vital for helping primary intermediate level students understand fractions. Today I would like to share my top 5 tips for decomposing fractions. These are mainly focused on 3rd – 5th grade, but may be helpful for some older and younger students as well. 1.)  I love using my…

## Top Tips for Simplifying Fractions

How do you help your students really understand the “why” behind the “how” when it comes to simplifying fractions?  Here are a few strategies I find helpful:

## Decomposing Fractions in Upper Elementary

There have been a lot of changes in Math objectives and instruction over the past few years. One change that I wasn’t so sure about at first was “decomposing fractions“.  At the time I was teaching third grade and there were already so many fraction concepts to teach. But, let me tell you, after working with my students on decomposing…