On Friday we made a transition in math class from a fun and happy measurement unit to the dreaded, difficult, mind-boggling world of...
I'm kidding of course (mostly!), but some of my students have this mis-guided perspective that fractions will ruin their math careers forever. So, it's up to me to instruct them in such a way that they can feel confident and capable. A difficult task, but I'm up to the challenge (I hope...)
To assist me in my challenge, I have called on the help of several picture books.
(This is a GREAT pin of lots of different books to use for different math concepts)
The book I want to share with you gets my students cheering for math class...
Now, as you can imagine the students are cheering for
the real-world application,
the introduction to fractions (up to 12ths),
the valuable practice adding and subtracting,
the exposure to equivalent fractions.
Who am I kidding?
Their mouths are watering because each page has pictures of...
Here's a review that sums up the value of this book:
"This witty and kid-friendly book walks you through a straightforward lesson that serves as a fantastic introduction to the world of fractions. It starts off explaining the fraction one-twelfth in relation to one rectangle of chocolate and continues all the way up through one whole Hershey bar."
I've created a fun & engaging packet to supplement this book.
The Chocolate Bar Fractions packet includes teaching posters to use at a station or on an anchor chart, 16 task cards with tracking sheet and answer key, and 3 activity sheets that can be used as a whole class activity, individual reinforcement, or end-of-unit assessment.
Click HERE to check it out in my TPT store.
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