Making Cents with Fractions

Hazlip Creative Learning

In this blog post, I wanted to share another quick idea for teaching money and fractions. This is something I tried recently while teaching two students at different grade levels. J is 4th/5th grade and learning fractions while G is in 1st and learning how to count money. Having two students a different grade levels and different learning styles is a new experience for me, so I had to get creative.

Since cents are fractions of a dollar, I used the Fraction Fortress game along with some play money and combined them. It worked, and for the first time J understands why a quarter is called a quarter.

IMG_4319      IMG_4318

Fraction Fortress is also helpful for showing equivalent fractions like we did here.
IMG_4391

Hope you find this helpful if you have someone struggling to get their head around these kinds of concepts. Feel free to leave a comment or two and…

View original post 10 more words

Leave a comment

Filed under Teaching

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s