This bundle of 13 resources encompasses how to teach fractions to mathphobics so these students can be successful. It contains two projects, four tests, and six fraction word puzzle activities as well as a guideline for teaching fractions using a new approach. They are aligned with the CCSS standards and follow the Number and Operation Strand for Fractions.
The teaching methods target the kinesthetic learner, the visual/spatial learner, the auditory student, and the student who with a learning disability. The unconventional techniques described in Unlocking Fractions for the Confused and Bewildered will always work. The divisibility rules are included.
Four fraction tests, worth 100 points each, are contained in this 13 item bundle. Each test includes at least one higher thinking level question from Bloom’s as well as application (word) problems. An answer key is included. The two different projects may be given as a final test or as a summative project. The questions use three levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and encompass the main points of fractions, decimals, and percents. The answer keys and grading rubrics are added for the teacher. None of these six documents are saved in PDF so that the teacher may adapt it as needed.
The six word puzzle activities provide a fun way to practice reducing fractions to lowest terms, identifying equivalent fractions and recognizing percents. Specific words are given. The students are instructed to figure out the correct fractional part of each particular word. (Example: The first ½ of WEST would be WE. Notice that WE is also 2/4 of WEST.) When each fractional part is correctly identified, a new word is created. Each group of new words becomes a holiday message or riddle. Answers are included.
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Fractions - Teaching Strategies:
Fractions for the Confused and Bewildered
Fraction Tests and Projects:
Fractions: A Cumulative Math Test (all operations)
Fractions, Decimals and Percents: A Chapter Test
Fractions: An Introductory Test
Fraction Summative Assessment with an Ice Cream Theme
Fraction Summative Project with a Pizza Theme
Fraction Word Activities:
April Word Fractions
Christmas/Holiday Fraction Riddles
Halloween Fraction Riddles
March Fraction Riddles
Snow Joke: Winter Fraction Riddles
Valentine Fraction Riddles