Fraction of the Day: Guided Math and Math Center Activities

Posted on December 6, 2012. Filed under: Assessment, Common Core, Guided math | Tags: , , , , , , , , |


Fraction of the day is a great routine. Jennifer Findley did a great graphic organizer!  I have extended the concepts based on the math CCSS. To do this routine, you take a fraction like 3/4 and you have the students do some or all of the following:

1. Decide if it is in simplest form

2. Add 1/4; Draw a model

3. Subtract 1/4; Draw a model

4.  Add 1/2 (You want students to realize that this is easy…just decompose 1/2 into fourths); Draw a model

5.  Subtract 1/2 (see above); Draw a model

6. Multiply it by 3/ Write a story to go with your equation

7. Compose/Decompose it …like  3/4 = 1/4 +1/4 + 1/4 or 3/4 = 1/2 +1/4

8. Divide 3 by it / Write a story to go with your equation

9. Draw it on a Numberline….Is it closer to 0, 1/2 or 1

10. Draw it as a set and/or as the area model

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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