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.


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


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