Friday, May 9, 2014

Decomposing Fractions Freebie

Click here for the free downloadable document Decomposing Fractions.

Our adopted curriculum isn't aligned with common core.  I created this two page activity to show my students how to decompose fractions and write the corresponding equations. 

I was surprised at how many conversations this assignment generated.  As I circulated the class watching them work and listening to the discussions, I discovered several students didn't understand adding and subtracting fractions conceptually.

I used this as an informal assessment to determine who needed additional help.
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  1. Great idea! I love how you started with a "blank slate" for each section so students can complete each in an order that makes sense to them.

    Jennifer Harrington

  2. Hi there! This is a little advanced for my kiddos, but I have some who might be ready for it next year. I am going to tell my 3rd grade teacher buddy about it! Well done!
    Reading and Writing Redhead

    1. I'm glad you are passing it along. I'm teaching fourth grade this year and it was about right for most of them.


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