All pictures are examples of lessons from this unit from my classroom use. Credit is given to The Teacher Studio for these ideas. If you are not following The Teacher Studio-well, why not? ;)
I've been trying to use my SMART Board more (especially now that our licenses have been renewed #teacherpolitics), so I created some companions to go along with these lessons.
The next day, we started talking about halves and fourths (and defending your answers!). This has been my favorite activity of the pack so far.
Until one friend....
Using that as a springboard, I created some extra slides, to talk about equal parts.
|No's for slide 1|
|Yes' for slide 2|
Now came the ultimate test-can they shade half a shape?
I'm loving how they are doing so far with this unit. We are still in the early days, but the kids haven't realized that we've been working with fractions (until I told them today for some vocab!)
I will admit that I was on the fence about buying this unit...but I'm really glad that I did. I would highly recommend this unit to anyone who wants to learn fractions in a fun, hands on way.
I can't wait to see what my kids do next!
Smiles and Sunshine,