Well, things got even more interesting as my work with fractions unfolded on day 2! For those of you who read my first fraction post, I discussed how we used paper folding to get our fraction concepts unit “launched”, and we ran out of time to finish the investigation before digging into some fraction misconceptions. I gave them another 25 minutes today to work on folding their different fractional amounts and then asked them to spend some time writing in their math notebook on any of the following:
|Not a great photo…not great handwriting…sorry!
Math vocabulary and language
|Tee hee…I love to ask questions like this!
Being the obedient students that they are, they did.
Deep fractional thinking
|If it is too small to read, the question asks “Is this shape divided into fourths? Explain your thinking.”
Reasonable and rigorous expectations