Thursday, September 4, 2014

Fractions and Estimation

The students had to determine whether a fraction was closest to 0, ½, or 1 whole.  They first had to illustrate the fraction, then estimate based on what they drew.

Here are the artifacts we created:


For the circle, we identified ⅝.  Then identified ½.  They were then supposed to see how close ⅝ was to 0, ½, or 1 whole of the circle shaded.

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We repeated with rectangles.  This was a lot easier than trying to divide up circles.

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Using counters was very difficult of the students.  Seeing as though, this was the first time doing this, we will review some more.