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Time for fractions! Whether you get a jolt of excitement or a sense of fear upon hearing those words, you’ve come to the right place. In this series on Comparing Fractions, we’ll take a look at how students are introduced to the concept in 3rd grade through mastery in 4th grade. Best of all, this

In the last blog post, I gave an overview of equivalent fractions across the grades. Here I will share some tips for teaching equivalent fractions to 4th graders. If your students need a review, check out 3rd Grade Equivalent Fractions for more ideas! Fourth graders are developing their understanding of fraction equivalency. Lots of modeling,

In a previous post, I shared an overview of equivalent fractions across the grades. Here are a few specifics for teaching equivalent fractions with 3rd graders. Third graders are becoming more comfortable partitioning shapes into equal shares. Now, students need to be able to look at two different fractions with the same whole and tell

Ways to Compare Fractions – FREE Printable

I will admit, I disliked teaching fractions. It was a topic that students struggled to understand, and I found myself frustrated as I followed the book. I made it my goal to not feel that way again. I searched online and found an amazing resource that every teacher needs to read! This book literally changed how I taught fractions. I no

How to Teach Equivalent Fractions With Math Manipulatives

What Students Need to Know As teachers, we all know our students don’t come to us with the exact same prior knowledge. More likely than not you have a student who isn’t quite sure what a fraction is, someone who can multiply and divide fractions mentally, and everything in between. While making sure to cover

Rounding Small Group Lesson (FREE Printable)

My daughter came home with a rounding worksheet… she struggled with it. Creating number lines did not help, because she wasn’t sure how to plot the numbers. So, I created these number charts to give her some extra help. We practiced for about 10 minutes, and she responded well to the activity. She said the

More Than Quizzes – Using Google Forms in the Classroom

Chances are that even if you haven’t created a Google Form yourself, you’ve probably filled out more than a few by now. Most commonly used for quizzes and surveys, Google Forms are a popular way to collect and track data. Google Forms takes data from those quizzes and surveys and transfers it to a spreadsheet,