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Hexagon Fractions

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Hexagon Fractions

Pattern blocks are a great way to introduce fractions and talk about shape attributes at the same time. They provided a hands-on way for my kids to see how numerators are smaller pieces that can make up a whole. These pages with the blank hexagons and the chart helped my kids begin to manipulate the pieces and get used to the idea of a hexagon as the whole. From there, we would create simple fractions, still using the hexagon as a whole. This is also a great page to use when creating equivalent fractions because kids can easily see how...

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5 Ways to Make Fractions FUN

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5 Ways to Make Fractions FUN

Fractions can be a tricky concept for students. There are things that seem "backwards" and confusing. Take, for example, this list of fractions: 1/2, 1/4, 1/6. Which fraction is the smallest? The one with the BIGGEST denominator! That can really confuse some of our kiddos. At first, the idea of teaching fractions scared me. However, I began to learn that teaching fractions can actually be a lot of fun! Here are 5 tips and tricks that I've used to help make fractions easier to understand. 1. Fractions and Food: Make fractions familiar. Kids have been working with fractions their entire...

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