They next day, students got a purple rectangle and a green rectangle-which were different sizes.
I modeled what I wanted them to do, first folding my rectangle into equal parts, and then labeling the parts.
After I had labeled the parts, I glued it into my notebook, and showed them how to decompose my whole, and the different ways I could do it.
I loved leaving it open, because the kids self-differentiated. My not as secure friends stuck with sixths and eighths, while my very secure friends went up to thirty-seconds!
I then gave them a little bit longer assessment to see how much they retained and if they understood the concepts we've been learned so far.
We had to fix some misconceptions about equal parts :)
Smiles and Sunshine,