Happy Wednesday, friends! Today I was back in Kori’s class for some math! They are wrapping up their fraction unit and needed to review for an end-of-the-unit assessment they have later this week. So I put together a couple of things that I wanted to share with you! AND, I have some freebies throughout the blog post 🙂
This is a second grade class, but these activities can be used in third grade as well. On the assessment that the teachers have to give, students will see fractions on a number line. That may not be normally taught in second grade, but we wanted to give them a little exposure before just randomly seeing it! So, here’s what we did! We built number lines from 0-1 with halves and then fourths (at separate times). Then we built number lines from 0-2 with halves and fourths. Here you will see the last number line we made together.
I printed out the fraction names and placed them into dry-erase pockets. You can see the ones that I have from Amazon HERE. We practiced ordering the fractions several times. After we did this A LOT together, I gave each set of partners a fraction name to illustrate on their pouch.
Here you can see the pictures the students drew. Once again, we ordered the fractions from 0 to 2. Students came up and placed their fraction when it was their turn! Another thing I did was had students close their eyes while I removed a couple of the fractions. Then, students had to look at the number line and determine which fractions I took away! You can grab the fraction number line HERE.
After we built the number line together it was time for a little fraction review. Here’s how I set that up! I displayed the Fraction Review Power Point through the projector. Each slide has answer choices that are backed in pink, orange, green, and blue.
I gave the students an answer card that had the four colors. They used a clothespin to show their answer.
Here you can see a question on the screen and the students responding with their answer cards. They also used their desks or white boards to draw/write as they were solving. That way they could solve their problems even though we didn’t have recording sheets 🙂 That also helped as we talked through the questions!
Here is an example of what the students saw on the screen…
And how they used their dry erase markers to solve their problems!
This was a great way to review some of the things they have been learning for the past couple of weeks. I’ve changed the Power Point a little since these pictures were taken, but you can grab that by clicking HERE! Grab the answer cards by clicking HERE! If you don’t teach some of the questions, they can easily be skipped… just focus on the ones that match your content 🙂
Thanks to Kori for letting me come into her class again! I’ll be going into a different 2nd grade class next week to introduce time, so I’ll be back for some telling time ideas soon!
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