## BLOG ARCHIVES - Fractions & Decimals ### Word Problems to Introduce Adding Fractions

Let’s talk about adding fractions. You could give students problems such as 1/2 + 1/2 and 3/4 + 1/4 to solve. Most will get the correct answers, but introducing adding fractions using word problems is powerful. It gives students an opportunity to strengthen their understanding of fractions. The focus of these word problems is for ### Introducing Equivalent Fractions using Equal Sharing Problems

In this blog post I will share with you 3 word problems you can use with your students when introducing fraction equivalence. Put away those manipulatives for this lesson. Students will only need their pencil and paper 🙂 Practice Problem #1: Whole-Group Instruction These word problems are perfect as a whole group introduction to equivalent ### 6 Activities to Practice Fractions on a Number Line

In this blog post I will go over the third grade common core math standards 3.NF.2 & 3.NF.3 and provide you with activities you can use with your students. These activities also work well for students who need remediation in 4th and 5th grade. Number & Operations – Fractions // 3.NF.2 I can partition a number line into 