Math Motivation

Jan 24, 2016 | | Sticky post

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”
-Albert Einstein

Ideas for Teaching Fractionspepperoni-pizza-976464_640

  • Use chocolate bars that can be broken into segments.
  • Lego blocks (or similar building blocks) can be used to teach not only fractions, but multiplication as well!
  • Use tangible examples, such as slices of pizza or pie.
  • Children’s modeling clay or dough can be used to demonstrate splitting a whole into parts.
  • Inexpensive paper plates are another great option. White plates can be drawn or colored, or already-colored plates can be cut into sections.
  • Clear plastic cups can be marked with measurements. Using water, students can combine different fractions to learn about addition.
  • Use small┬ápieces of colored candy such as Skittles or M&Ms to allow students to calculate the fraction that represents each color in their pile.
  • Teaching clocks are also a great way to give perspective on fractions.

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