We have been working on fractions in our 4th grade class this week. We are sooooooo behind after having so many "snow" days. I'm feeling the pressure.
So, I was super psyched that my friend Holly created this awesome resource for making line plots with fractions because it made my life a WHOLE lot easier!!
We used this yesterday and it was a huge hit!! I haven't really talked a lot about line plots, but they had seen them a little last year. So, we just jumped right in!
We did it as a class first. I knew I wanted to use it as a center, but since we hadn't really worked with line plots, I wanted to be sure they understood it. I think this works great as a whole group activity AND as a center!!
I put the line plot page up on the document camera.
Once everyone had pulled a pizza card, we added up all of the fractions to determine how many pizzas we earned.
There are a total of 40 pizza cards. We only used the first 20 because that's how many I had that day in my math group. The first 20 cards use fourths and halves. The next 20 (#21-40) have fourths, halves, and eighths. So, it can be differentiated. The first 20 cards are easier but if you throw in the next 20, they have to really think and be able to make mixed numbers.
Today, I had it out as a center, and two of my boys worked on it together. They were very excited to inform me that they used all 40 cards and earned 10 and 3/4 pizzas for their party! They LOVED it!!
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I'm also linking up with my good friend Jessica for her Tricky Math Workshop Wednesday!
How do YOU teach tricky math?