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.
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…
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