Upper Elementary
Math

Introducing Fractions in the Primary

Teaching the basics of fractions is very important. This collection will give you ideas for how to introduce fractions to your middle elementary students.
A Collection By Angela Fiorille
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Introducing Fractions in the Primary
  • edweek.org
    edweek.org

    Federal Research Suggests New Approach to Teaching Fractions

    5 minute read
    Angela Fiorille says:
    I chose this article because I have found students may seem to understand fractions, in the younger grades as they memorize procedures, but once they get older, they are unable to apply this understanding to areas such as algebra. The authors discuss the impact of introducing fractions in a less traditional way.
  • Angela Fiorille says:
    Students can play this game on laptops or IPad. I love that they can select the fractions to make and how simplistic this activity is, as the focus is just on making basic fractions.
  • Angela Fiorille says:
    I like using this to adapt to a full lesson. There are 3 sections, What are Fractions?, Writing Fractions, Whole Fractions. I turn each section into a lesson, as they also have a "Try This" component and have some sort of activity to go with them.
  • Angela Fiorille says:
    This is a great resource to use on the interactive whiteboard, as students can move fractional parts to make a whole. I love how colorful the pictures are and that this can be used as a very short introductory activity.
  • nrich.maths.org
    nrich.maths.org

    Teaching Fractions with Understanding: Part-whole Concept

    6 minute read
    Angela Fiorille says:
    I appreciate how this article describes best practices with teaching fraction to younger students. I have found it incredibly important for teachers to understand student thinking with regards to fractions, in order to encourage student understanding. This article gives ideas for doing just that.
  • Angela Fiorille says:
    What I like most about this slide show is that there are visual representations to demonstrate the important components of fractions. This is a great resource for modeling how to work with circle fractions. I have used it at the beginning of a lesson before students begin assignments involving circle fractions.
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