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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Comic Strip Fractions

Keep going and don't give up!

         We are learning about unit fractions in math this week and today we completed a task called "Comic Strip Fractions".  Students had to create several fraction strips by folding strips of paper.  All their pieces had to equal the whole and had to be equal parts.  They then had to label the fraction strips.  The task starts off easy and then gets harder as they create the smaller fractions.  They created the following fractions: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/12, 1/16.  I love this task because they really have to think about how to fold it to create it and it is such a great visual for them to see all of the parts equal a whole.  We also made envelope holders to hold their strips so we can use them in class in later lessons.