Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Tasty Fractions *Fractions Freebie!

So we're still working with fractions.
And we'll probably be working fractions
for
ev
er
 cause when I mentioned it and said, "Remember this from second grade?" about a third of my kids said, 
"Nope."

Soooo, we're only working with identifying them. We've watched a lot of BrainPop and used lots of different activities to practice this concept, including the Giant Fractions Foldable from my Furry Friends Fractions Pack, at TPT and Teacher's Notebook

Today, I introduced fractional parts of sets. It actually went reeeeeeaaaalllly well.

Why? 

Cause chocolate.
That's why.

Chocolate makes everything better.

First, we opened our package of M&Ms....

mmmmm....


chocolately gooodness.....

Then, kids sorted by color 


and recorded their data.


Then we identified the fractional parts for each color, and some color combinations.

Then, of course, we wrote about it.
But guess what.
I took a picture, I thought, of a kid's writing.
But then, I opened the picture just now
and it was a picture of my shoes.
Which I deleted.

So I don't have a picture of that.
It was just "I learned..." and "What I still don't understand is..."



This is what we used, and you can get it for FREE at TPT! Just drop me a comment here or some feedback or a rating there!


Tomorrow we're gonna do some cool fraction station stuff with a pizza fractions thingy I made. I'm going to test it out and put it up on TPT after I find out how it goes! I'll try to do pictures.

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10 comments:

  1. That's a great idea. We've done that before with skittles, cereal, and m&ms. I'm going to go grab your activity and stop at the store in the morning. We've been testing so much this week, my kids will love this treat. I have some fraction cards on my blog that are free and might be perfect for you.
    Patty
    2inline.blogspot.com

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  2. Great and tasty way to learn about fractions!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  3. Great idea! I might have to use this during our test prep review! :)

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

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  4. I love doing M&M fractions! i did them every year in 3rd grade!

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  5. This sounds like so much fun! We'll be starting fractions in a few weeks. Unfortunately, I can't use M&M's in my classroom (I have two kids with severe nut allergies and even the plain chocolate ones aren't always safe). But. . .I CAN use Skittles! :)

    Thanks for the great ideas!

    Oh My Little Classity Class

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  6. chocolate does make everything better!! have you done a chocolate bar with them for fractions? My students loved that too.

    Kelli

    so jealous of your pin it button--still can't get mine to work even after tutorials!

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  7. I'm going to give this a try. It looks like a great activity for introducing fractions.

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  8. I would love to use this activity with some students I tutor. Always great when food is involved :)

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  9. This sounds like a great activity to do with learners as an introduction to Fractions. Thank you!

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