elementary, fractions, hands on learning, kinesthetic learners, math

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…

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Getting Real With Math – Part 2 of 2 (Out and About)

Yesterday I wrote about making math real for children at home.   Connecting Math to everyday life helps children be successful in school by showing them Math is important, building vocabulary and math fluency, and promoting critical thinking and problem solving skills.  If you missed yesterday’s post: Getting Real With Math – Part 1 of 2 (@ home) click here to check…

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Getting Real With Math – Part 1 of 2 (@ home)

One of my favorite children’s books is “Math Curse“, written by John Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith. It is a picture book about a child who has been “cursed” by looking at everything in her world as a math problem.   The illustrations are fabulous and the story is clever, but that is not all that I love about it.  …

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