http://mathcoachscorner.blogspot.com/2012/11/fun-with-fractions.htmlStudents can use her blog as an educational tool by going to the blogs website and using the “search” to look for helpful strategies in an area they might be struggling in. Students can use her worksheets as practice worksheets. Teachers can use this blog as a resource. Teachers can find different strategies to teaching fractions that may cater to different students individual needs. If students are not understanding fractions a certain way their teacher is teaching them, they can go onto this blog and look for other strategies.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnFrOetuUKgThis YouTube video was created by an elementary school teacher. This video is a song about fractions! This video will encourage students to sing about halves, thirds, quarters, numerators and denominators! This is a great educational tool for students to learn about fractions from a song. This is great for various different learning styles. Watching this video will allow students to follow the words on the video, listen, and sing along!
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fractions/understanding_fractions/v/identifying-fraction-partsKhan Academy provides numerous instructional videos specific to fractions. These videos are a great tool for teachers to use before teaching a lesson. Teachers can use these videos to see effective techniques and ways of demonstrating fractions to students. There are instructional videos for different lessons pertaining to fractions as well. Teachers can also use these videos during a lesson to provide students with a visual and oral way of learning.
Pinterest is a great tool for students, teachers, and parents! By searching “fractions” into Pinterest, hundreds of Boards come up that include fraction games, activities, lessons, worksheets, practice problems, tools, strategies, etc.! All of these resources that Pinterest provide can be very beneficial in deepening the understanding and knowledge of fractions. http://www.pinterest.com/search/boards/?q=fractions
1.) How would this diagram/GO be used in an actual lesson? -This diagram would be used in a math fraction lesson to show students a visual representation of fractions. This diagram would be printed out for every student and also displayed on a big piece of chart paper in the front of the classroom for students to refer to. 2.) How does this visual enhance student understanding of the topic?This fraction chart would allow children to see how many halves, thirds, etc., it takes to make a whole.
Click on the picture to be brought to the iPhone app!
Rationale for Technology
• In our 21st century
classrooms, there are
endless opportunities to
improve students math
skills with the use of
computers, smart boards,
technology when teaching
math lessons can not only
enhance the lessons but
also the students’ level
of understanding. When
teaching math to
visuals are very
beneficial for their
understanding. The use of
technology can enhance
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Donna Boucher is a K-5 math instructional coach with 16 years of classroom experience.
She created this blog as an educational tool to provide teachers and students with
different strategies for teaching math. Her blog includes a strategies specifically aimed
at fractions with additional worksheets for student practice. She is available for
professional development sessions throughout the summer and travels to different
schools that contact her.
Instructional YouTube Video
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• Mathematical Association of America (MAA):The MAA
support learning in the mathematical sciences by
encouraging effective curriculum, teaching, and
assessment at all levels.
• Consortium for Mathematics: A non-profit organization
whose mission is to improve mathematics education for
students of all ages. Since 1980, COMAP has worked with
teachers, students, and business people to create
learning environments where mathematics is used to
investigate and model real issues in our world.
• National Organization of Teachers of Mathematics: An
organization for students, math enthusiasts, educators,
and parents for improving the teaching and learning of
mathematics for all.
Teaching Materials: Anchor
An anchor chart on
fractions is a great
resource for students
to refer to throughout
Teaching Materials: iPhone/iPad
This is an app that
download on an
iPhone or iPad. There
are three versions of
the game available
depending on what
difficulty level you
This is an example of a
great worksheet for
students to practice
their understanding of
fractions. This tests their
understanding of how to
interpret and write a
fraction using different
Teaching Materials: Interactive
Click on the picture to be brought to the
pizza fraction game!
This is a fun computer
game that students can
play in school or at home.
Instead of students
interpreting a fraction,
they can now create a
fraction! This game could
be used as a follow up
from a fraction lesson by
having students create
the requested fraction
out of a pizza!
Aplusmath.com is an
resource for teachers,
parents, and students.
This resource provides
free math worksheets,
math games, math
flashcards, and more. A
teacher might use this
website as a resource
for worksheets to give
to the students. This is
also a great tool for
teachers to find
different games and
strategies specific to a
Uses of the Internet: Interactive
Coolmath4kids.com is an
interactive website that
allows students to
practice their math skills
such as fractions, in a
fun and interactive way!
Students can choose
different games based
on the specific area they
need extra help in. They
can practice adding
Uses of the Internet: Video
Mathplayground.com is a website that
contains step by step math video. These
videos cover a range of topics which
include fractions. These videos show step
by step of how to solve problems. This is a
great way for students to get extra help on
fractions while following along to the video.
Along with the videos are games that the
students can play to build up their fraction
Game Classroom provides educational
games and homework help for K-6
Comparing Fractions Game: Students
must drag fractions onto a number line
in order of lowest to highest.
• A great formative assessment for a
• A fun and interactive way for
students to enjoy learning math!
• Students can play this game on a
computer in school and even at
• With social networking
becoming more and more
popular among young kids,
Twiducate is a great way for
teachers to reach out to
their students in a fun way!
• Teachers can tweet fraction
problems at their students
and students can reply
• Teachers can also post
and tips for the students!
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