This Christmas themed fraction packet includes instructional tips for differentiation with two types of high-interest, engaging problems to solve. Santa's elves have finished making ornaments to be packaged, but they need help painting them. Students are given instructions using fraction notation about how many ornaments in a set should be which color. The first activity gives the students a blackline picture of a box of ornaments and information about what fraction of the ornament set should be a certain color. Students need to calculate common denominators and/or equivalent fractions, then color the correct amount of ornaments. In the second type of activity, the students are also given guidelines about how each ornament set should be divided into fractions of the whole set, but students design their own ornament collection by choosing from two pages full of colorful cut and glue ornaments, then recording information about their choices.
This product includes several lessons/and or independent work printables (depending on the needs of your students) giving your students practice with both types of fraction story problems.
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Christmas Themed "Color the Ornaments" Fraction Problem Solving Math Activities
by Amy Bratsos
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