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Posted on September 20, 2011. Filed under: Elementary math, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , , , , , , |


Here is a song for teaching dividing fractions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGLmAs6YdQM&feature=related

How does this add to our teaching?  How does putting this in our toolkit tap into spaces that digital learners inhabit?  This is simply a song that serves as a mnemonic device to the procedure.  You must make certain that along with things such as this that you teach students conceptually what they are doing.  Students should be given real contexts of dividing fractions and have to represent their thinking and explain it.  Along with that, then this type of song is an additional aspect of teaching and learning about dividing fractions. Remember to always make space for guided conversations in small guided math groups so that you can hear and see what individual students are doing!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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