Last week, I shared an activity that you can use when introducing fractions with denominators 10 & 100. Click here to read that blog post. It includes a freebie for your guided math groups! Today’s blog post includes a math mat that will helps students represent decimals in various ways. In fourth grade, students are
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In third grade, students focused on fractions with denominators 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8. In fourth grade, students are introduced to fractions with denominators 10 and 100. Using base ten blocks can help students see how a fraction with the denominator of 100 can be equivalent to a fraction with a denominator of 10.
Fourth grade students are expected to begin multiplication with fractions. Below is the common core standard. 4.NF.4 – Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number. When introducing this concept, I made sure to connect the equations to repeated addition and how the ‘x’ symbol means ‘groups of’.
It was my second year of teaching 3rd grade when I decided to move towards a math workshop model. My students were struggling with many math concepts and whole group instruction was not helping. The idea of math centers sounds great, but it can quickly get overwhelming. I’ve listed some problems I faced and also
In this blog post I will share with you some ideas on how you can use money to introduce decimals. You will also find a free printable you can use during guided math groups to compare decimals. The Standards Below are the standards that are covered in the following activities. 4.NF.7 – I can compare two
Are your students struggling with fractions equivalent to whole numbers? If so, this hands-on math activity will help your students see how an improper fraction can be equivalent to a whole number. A free printable is included for you to use with your guided math groups. The Importance of Drawing Area Models It’s important for students