Reflection: Intervention and Extension Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Division Expression - Section 4: The Elevator Speech


Here are my thoughts on using models vs. manipulatives

  • Some people like to use fraction squares (plastic manipulatives that when put together form squares out of little squares. 
  • Students tend to not make the same size squares or make rectangular shapes), but I find them confusing because they can make different size squares. 
  • If you're going to use manipulatives I suggest that you use fraction circles because circles are all the same size but the slices are not the same.
  • if students use models then they can do this work anywhere. if they only use manipulatives then they have a hard time transferring this learning to paper.
  • manipulatives can becomes tools and time wasters if not supervised!

  Use of Models and Manipulatives
  Intervention and Extension: Use of Models and Manipulatives
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Fractions, Mixed Numbers, and Division Expression

Unit 2: Adding and Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to express division computation as a fraction or mixed number.

Big Idea: Division and Fractions represent the same work!

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