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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
5 Fun Ways to Add Fractions
Excel Math is designed to combine math worksheets with handson activities and active learning. Our unique spiraling process helps students retain the math concepts for the long term. Here are four more handson math activities to help your students practice adding fractions. Now draw a number line on the board from 0 to 10/5 in increments of 1/5. Create a similar masking tape number line on the floor. Let a student represent the following problem on the number line by drawing arrows on the board to show the solution: Have another student represent the problem on the tape number line.
Let the students choose whether to make 1/5 of the pizza meat lovers or vegetarian and mark those sections with an M or V. How many sections should they have marked with M or V? (2 sections) How much of the pizza is left to finish? (1/2 slice or 1/20th of the whole.) After all this talk about food, you may want to provide your students with a slice or pizza or at least a graham cracker that they can partition into 2 or 4 equal parts to share with their classmates. Talk about how many halves (or quarters) make up a whole while the students eat. (Make sure your students do not have allergies to any of the foods you serve.)
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