Balancing the Equation By Matthew R. Larson & Timothy D. Kanold Chapter 1: Why Mathematics Education Needs to Improve “We are systematically underestimating what our kids can do in math.” - … [Read more...]

## Math Log – Fractions Day 4 (Fun FREEBIE for you)

Using our fraction kits, we played a game (from Marilyn Burns) called Cover-up. To play, everyone needs their fraction kit and you need a dice with these written on each side (1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/8, … [Read more...]

## Math Log – Fractions Day 3

Today I had my students get their fraction kit out (made in day 2), and we listed all the fraction equivalents for 1/2 on the whiteboard. 1/2 = 2/4, 4/8 = 1/2, 8/16 = 1/2, … [Read more...]

## Math Log – Fractions Day 2

After introducing fractions yesterday, today everyone is making a part of their own fraction kit. This is adapted from Marilyn Burn's (one of my math idols). You just need to have different colors … [Read more...]

## Math Log – Fractions Day 1

Introducing Fractions I love fractions, though they can be conceptually difficult for elementary kids to understand. They are often just starting to grasp whole numbers and place value and now we are … [Read more...]

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