Upper Elementary
Math

Piecing Everything Together: Why Fractions Matter

In this collection, students will learn why it's important to understand the purpose of fractions, and how this tool will help them in their daily lives. Students will learn through media and activity how to appreciate the function of fractions, and better help their understanding of fractions on a general scale.
A Collection By Sara Kaplan
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Piecing Everything Together: Why Fractions Matter
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Your students will love this page full of interactive math games that focus entirely on fractions! A wonderful addition to any Smart Board or personal tablet or computer, this is a great way for teachers to bring fun into the classroom or continue the learning experience at home! Enjoy!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Here you will find instructions on how to make an "interactive notebook", which are excellent tools, especially for visual and kinesthetic learners. A great activity for elementary school kids just learning fractions. Encourage your students to make them their own!
  • mathgoodies.com
    mathgoodies.com

    How to Teach Fractions

    5 minute read
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Use this helpful article to get ideas for activities, etc.; it includes teaching tips and images for visual understanding on teaching students fractions and uses the "pizza pie" lesson as a key example, which is perfect for younger students who are being taught fractions for the first time.
  • wsj.com
    wsj.com

    New Approaches to Teaching Fractions

    7 minute read
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Share a copy of this in-depth Wall Street Journal article which focuses on how teachers can re-evaluate the way they teach fractions. The article page even includes some other WSJ sources on fractions (like a math puzzle and audio on how to teach this difficult math subject better. A must-read for any math teacher who wants to ease their students' minds about learning fractions!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    This informative video describes how we can use fractions in everyday situations: such as how fractions help us put together a party for our friends! It shows how fractions involve length and distance (parts of a mile), measurements in cooking, and dividing up food for everyone to enjoy (i.e. the classic example, pizza). A perfect video for 3rd-8th graders learning about fractions. This video keeps it real!
  • nrich.maths.org
    nrich.maths.org

    History of Fractions

    5 minute read
    Sara Kaplan says:
    Share this wonderful and informative video which artfully describes how we can use fractions in everyday situations: such as how fractions help us put together a party for our friends! It shows how fractions involve length and distance (parts of a mile), measurements in cooking, and dividing up food for everyone to enjoy (i.e. the classic example, pizza). A perfect video for 3rd-8th graders learning about fractions. This video keeps it real!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Here is another easy-to-understand video as a great introduction to how to do fractions. It uses a pizza to show how parts create the whole, with animation included, and a cheerful narrator that will grab your students' attention. Use this as an example for students who are learning fractions for the first time. It describes it perfectly!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Teaching younger students about fractions? Show them this introductory video about fractions which excellent animation and will grab younger students' attention right away, keeping them both engaged and informed!