Adding fractions, equivalent fractions, and relative size of fractions are all practiced in this fun, but challenging "Brainy Activity."
Students diagram unique pictures of their brains, sectioning them into several main, fractional thought areas.
Each student must divide one whole brain into a minimum of six fractional parts, each with a different denominator. They will add fractions to make one whole, reduce the fractions to lowest terms, and estimate relative sizes of the fractions as they segment their drawings. Best of all, students have fun doing it and the finished products make nice wall decorations.
• teacher introduction
• printable student instructions including rubric
• printable blank brain drawing
• one teacher sample and two student-created samples
My students loved this doing this project and seeing all the brains on the walls for some time after.
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, a five-day unit that includes task cards, worksheets, a study guide, summative assessment, and a cross-curricular (art) enrichment activity.
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