Do you ever find specific skills in math that are the most tricky for students? Over the years I have always dreaded teaching the first few lessons in multiplication, division, and fractions. Getting those little minds to think differently can always be a challenge.
Monday I discussed how tricky fractions and equivalent fractions are for my fourth graders this year. We are continuing to work on fractions using a variety of resources. I love using interactive notebooks, manipulatives, and student white boards in my lessons, but I recently decided to try using technology. Here are a few websites I have used this week.
I love using a video to grab my student's attention at the beginning of a lesson, especially on a skill they find difficult. We watched Brain Pop Jr.'s Equivalent Fraction video, which really helped my students look at equivalent fraction differently.
This website provides links several GREAT fraction games! Here are a few of my favorite:
But if you really want good resources for multiplication, division, and fractions then you are going to love this amazing deal over at Educents! I have teamed up with 5 other amazing sellers to load your classrooms with 10 resources to help kids with this tricky math!
My products included will surely be loved by your students!
Fractions with Recipes includes four task cards (the recipes) and a worksheet to check for understanding of adding and multiplying fractions with a whole number.
Do your students struggle with multiplication word problems? This rigorous unit includes expanded notation multiplication (area model), Task Cards for Fan-N-Pick, and many multiplication word problems with two sheets of multi-step word problems.
For a limited time it is $10.99 from Educents which is about 70% off! It also includes these other great products so there is sure to be things you love! Just click on one of the above images to take you directly to the bundle.
And if you have never purchased from Educents before, your first purchase is 20% off...So it can even be cheaper!