Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fractions Foldable Freebie!

Awww, look at my title. I heart alliteration.

It's nice to know we all feel similarly about testing. 
The word to describe the feeling shall not be written here, but you know what it is. (There are actually more than one. I think George Carlin said seven)

We have been working away with identifying fractions and applying that in different contexts. Yesterday, we worked with fractional parts of a dollar, and since we made this simple foldable, I decided to link up with for Corkboard Connections her foldable linky party!

We took a piece of green construction paper and cut it in half. Each student had two pieces. Then we made it into a flap book and added the outside labels. I included half-dollars, quarters, and dimes.

On the inside, we cut between the coins to make flaps. For the quarter, for example, there were four flaps; one for each quarter.

We wrote the fractional part of a dollar that each coin represented, identified the value in cents, and named the coin.

We put it into the fractions section of our math notebooks. On the output side, we added a few statements identifying the fractional parts various coins represent.
Grab the this instruction page and the labels from TPT or Teacher's Notebook for free!

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  1. Wow! I like how you combined money and fractions...we just finished money, started fractions...zing! Thanks for the lightbulb :) It'll be a great way to get my kiddos to remember 4 quarters in a dollar, etc. Thanks for sharing!

    Adventures in Second Grade

  2. Very cool. I like how the students cut the flaps so that it really represented the factions! Great idea!


  3. Very cool to have something that connects them!

    Going Nutty!

  4. This is great, thanks.

  5. This looks great! :) I'm your newest follower. Hope you can hop over to my lil blog and check it out.

    Second Grade Sugar and Spice


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