Today is my day to blog over at Upper Elementary Snapshots–so I hope you will stop by and check out this fun lesson about fractional reasoning. It REALLY showed me where my students were with their math thinking! Just click the image above to check out the details. I think you’ll be impressed with the work that nine and ten year olds can do! How much attention do you spend on fractional reasoning? See if this post motivates you!
Missed any of my other fraction posts last week? Click HERE and HERE to check out a few more! These blog posts give more lesson ideas to help build the foundation students need before moving to the more paper and pencil tasks that most series provide. If we invest the time in helping students make meaning, it pays off in the long run. The first linked post talks about the importance of helping students use examples and counterexamples. The second linked post is one of my favorites; it helps remind us that students CAN do rigorous fraction work when they learn how to use their reasoning to determine what makes SENSE. See what you think!