Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fun with Fractions

This was another idea I got from this book.  Lucky for us, we already had 2 sets of fraction manipulatives similar to this.  This exercise was simple, but effective.  We put slips of paper in a bowl that had various fractions (1/6, 3/5, 8/12, etc) printed on them.  The girls would draw a slip and have to use their fraction manipulatives to show me that fraction. Then, I asked them to see if they could find any equivalent fractions (See Selam above, testing out to see if she had a match, and Grace below counting out all the equivalents to 6/12...).  It was a fun, visual way to look at fractions and also get a basic idea as to how fractions can be reduced.

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