Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fraction Fun

Our class is starting a new math unit about fractions called Finding Fair Shares. In this unit, students investigate the meaning of fractions and the ways fractions can be represented. Students will solve sharing problems (How can 2 people share 3 brownies equally?), building wholes from fractional parts (1/2+ 1/4 + 1/4= 1), and find fraction equivalents (2/3 = 1/6). The kitchen is an excellent place to give your child hands-on experience with fractions.

We are so excited to share with you the closing meeting from our very first fraction lesson this year. Check out the great thinking below!

Fraction Fun from Melissa Ross on Vimeo.

Math and Literature: Here are some suggestions of children's books that contain relevant math ideas about fractions. Look for these books at your local library:

The Doorbell Rang by: Pat Hutchins

Fraction Action by: Loreen Leedy

Eating Fractions by: Bruce McMillan


  1. R/R,
    We love fractions too!! This is one of our favorite Math Units. Now Megan totally gets about sharing the brownies 'fairly' when we have them at home. :)
    J/J (haha...we're going to use the jj thing like your rr)

  2. My favorite part of this video was when all of the kids said EQUIVLINT all together (p.s. I thought it was realy cool!!!!! Love Tara!

  3. Dear Mrs.Ross & Ms. Russell,
    My favorite part of this video was when all of the kids said EQUIVALENT together!!!!! (I thought it was really cool!!!!!) Love Tara!

  4. Tara and Megan,
    We are glad you are enjoying learning about fractions. Learning how to share fairly IS important in life and in math. Thanks for watching! :)
    R/R (J/J is quite convenient and time-saving) :)

  5. This is so much fun!

    The Griffin Gang


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