Equivalent Fractions

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  1. Miligirl7

    Miligirl7 Rookie

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    Feb 24, 2008

    I am going to be observed teaching a lesson for equivalent fractions. If anyone has any creative lesson ideas that they use to teach this skill, I would love to hear them! Also, if you know of any stories/books that I could read to begin this lesson, please let me know. Thanks for the help!! :2up:
     
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  3. TeacherShelly

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    Fraction City

    I did this lesson:
    http://www.teachnet.com/lesson/math/fractioncity.html
    once and I enjoyed teaching it. The students had a HARD time folding the "streets" for odd number fractions (e.g., 1/3, 1/5) and I would not include those on the first lesson (or an observed) lesson again!

    Hope this helps!
     
  4. darkangel

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    Feb 25, 2008

    There is The Hershey Candy Bar book. Hmm not sure what the title is but there is equivalent fractions in it.
     
  5. allyd

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    I always use equivalent fractions to offer pretend pizza or pie to my students? For example, would you choose 1/3 of the pizza or 3/9 of the pizza and why? The students always choose the bigger number because they think it is more and then I have them draw it on a piece of paper and they find out it is the same. I use this as an opening activity.
     

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