Over the last several weeks I have posted several lessons I use to teach number sense. Here is a list with the links in case you missed one or two.
First I wrote about using a meter stick to teach students the relationships between fractions and decimals. (I recently updated this post here.You can purchase 12 meter sticks from Amazon by clicking the affiliate link below.
Next, I wrote about creating a Magnified Inch and using this as a model for fractions between 0 and 1.
I followed that up with how I extend the lesson to include mixed numbers. My students have placing mixed numbers on a number line and creating their own helped.
I wrote two posts about having students create their own set of fraction bars. The first week I showed halves, thirds, and fourths. The next week I wrote about creating sixths, eighths, and twelfths.
Last week I asked the question, "Can Calculators Boost Number Sense?". I would love some discussion about this issue.