Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Exploring the Number Line

As I research the Common Core Curriculum, I am realizing more and more that a lot of the curriculum revolves around students being able to understand and manipulate a number line. This is especially true when they are working with fractions. As I began to think about some good activities that I might be able to create to help them start the year with an understanding of the number line, I decided the best way to introduce this would be through a few activities. One activity has students use their estimation skills to decide whether a fraction is less than, equal to or greater than 1/2.
 I also like to introduce concepts to students in a fun and interactive way. I created a game called "Eat the Fly" that students will enjoy and it can also be applied to other concepts by merely using different game cards. Once you have th game set up, you will have the game pieces to use later on for other topics. (I like the old saying "work smarter not harder!)

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