12.29.2011

fraction fun {what are you looking for?}

Like I mentioned in my post yesterday, I am working on a fraction unit and I hope to have it up by the end of the week {hopefully Saturday}. In my classroom, I will be hitting fractions hard, starting in January. I really want my students to take valuable information away from these lessons and really know what fractions are by the end of second grade. I am gearing this packet for grades 1-3.
While getting this unit ready I would love to know what you are looking for in a fraction unit. What concepts/ideas are most important to you when teaching fractions? In this unit I am including anchor charts {pictured above}, games for centers, worksheets, and mini books. Is there anything else you wish I would add? If there is, please let me know in a comment below. Even though my focus is on my own students, I would love to adapt this to your classroom needs as well! Thanks for your input/comments!

15 comments:

  1. Hey there,

    I teach 3rd grade and every year my students always struggle with equal shares (Example: having 4 friends share 5 sandwiches). I would love to see equal shares in your unit. :)

    I'm a follower now.

    Tanya
    A Class Act

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  2. I'ld love to have a sort for equal and nonequal parts. Something for 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 - could also be a sort.

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  3. I'ld love to have a sort for equal and nonequal parts. Something for 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 - could also be a sort.

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  4. If you could have one or two word problems dealing with fractions. My students always need practice with word problems.

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  5. This looks amazing! I agree with the word problems idea. I can't wait until this is available. My students love all of your units.

    Swimming into Second

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  6. How about some problem based task card type activities that could involve manipulatives and/or a finished project?

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  7. Looking forward to your fractions unit! As someone else previously said, I would love to see practice with word problems. These are often so difficult for students! I would also love to see word problems/activities for teaching students to take fractions of a whole. For example: There were 6 snowmen. 1/3 of the snowmen were wearing bow ties, while 1/2 were wearing hats. How many snowmen were wearing bow ties? How many were wearing hats? Thanks a bunch!

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  8. I love all the ideas people have mentioned! Looking forward to seeing the completed unit!!! :-)

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  9. My students struggle with parts of a whole, like color 1\3 of the 9 basketballs. Great ideas!

    Jen
    jsykes1@gmail.com

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  10. DiTTO! I follow all 13 blogs!
    lowens@ccisd.net

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  11. Those are great ideas! My students (3rd graders) always struggle with equivalent fractions. Also, fraction of a set practice would be good: 9 stars; 3 striped, 3 dotted, and 3 solid; 1/3 of the stars are striped (not 3/9).

    Thanks so much!!

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  12. Hey Lindsey this looks like another awesome unit from you. When I was working with my small group in 2nd on this, I REALLY stressed the fact that they are EQUAL PARTS of a WHOLE...the equal parts thing is a big deal for my kids.

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  13. Hi Lindsey!
    I am so excited about your Fraction Fun unit! My first graders will be learning about fractions this week, we go back tomorrow (Monday) Any chance the unit will be ready today or tomorrow? I am definitely going to buy it!!! Thanks for all you create!
    Cindy
    cja1st@gmail.com

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  14. Thank for all your suggestions! @Calpers: I am trying to finish it up today! :)

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