We begin our fraction unit with several games, a song/video to begin learning vocabulary, the concept of what fractions represent & how they are related to division.
Below is a wonderful song created by group of students & teachers that is catchy and 'sticky' according to a student. ( Yes the kids were humming it all week). We hope to have it memorized by next week. It is a great help for some the important vocabulary terms.
We have begun our fraction exploration using pattern blocks.
We then played two games, Roll to One and Fraction Wars. This week they played against me. Next week, they will be playing with partners. We played Roll to One with traditional bars so they could see and feel the different sizes and relationships. On Day 2 we played the same game using an app with no pieces falling on the floor. ;-) (It is the small l things that make me happy ;-) Here are a few screen shots of those who rolled to one and beat the class and me .