FRACTION FUN 2 - A Workbook and 50 Task Cards - thirds, sixths and ninths

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This is the second Fraction Workbook in the series. It contains:
--- 46 page Workbook including 20 Practice Cards

The PREVIEW gives you a snapshot of the Workbook and the TASK CARDS are available on my store separately and you can get a good idea of the content and quality of them in the preview there.

I have used a single Fraction Workbook in the past as I teach intervention and most of my students are about 2 years behind their peers in understanding and working with fractions.

The Australian Curriculum introduces thirds (and its multiple, sixths and ninths) and fifths (and its multiples) in the same year but many of the kids I see need more time to develop fraction concepts around thirds before introducing fifths.

For intervention I have separated thirds (and their multiples) and fifths (and their multiples) into two separate stages as I have found thirds present the most difficulty. Once thirds are mastered, sixths are introduced and students usually power on from there. Fifths and tenths come next and need to be solid as prerequisite skills for decimal concepts. This comprises Fraction Fun 3.

Fraction Fun 2 deals with all the fraction concepts within thirds, sixths and ninths:
--- Fractions of a collection
--- Fraction Buddies
--- Fraction Number Lines
--- Fraction Names

Equivalence is a natural part of each concept and I use the term from Fraction Fun 2 but it is included in Fraction Fun 1 as well. I find my kids learn fractions best this way.

This Workbook follows my usual design with the beginning of the book being concept development activities which need to be supervised and are ideal in a small group situation (or whole class, if you're keen). There are Practice Cards within the Workbook for semi-independent work. I send these home for homework.

If I had a whole class again I would use the Workbook for intervention and small group work and put the Task Cards in a Maths Centre. The Workbook can be given to a classroom assistant as it is very detailed. The Task Cards could be included in a Maths Centre and are designed to be used independently with a Student Answer Sheet for them to record their answers. This would free you up to teach explicit skills to a small group or to roam and check.

I use the Task Cards for a review to ensure skills are consolidated in long term memory.

Differentiation is easy with this package and I have gone to the trouble of designing it this way because I wish someone had done it for me 30 years ago when I had multi-age classes and a wide range of ability levels. I could never find the time then to go to this much trouble, so here it is. I've done it for you now that I have some time on my hands.

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