Modeling Fractions! A Whole Unit to Teach in Guided Math Groups
Modeling the Math seems to be a sticky area for a great deal of people that I meet. Here is a good unit that shows modeling of fractions. Do these lessons in small guided math groups and do follow-up activities in math centers. Most people wrestle with fractions and the more opportunities that students have to discuss them and see them modeled in small groups is really important. So, spend some time working with the concrete and pictorial representation of fractions in small groups before you get to the algorithm. BUILD THE CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING!!!