Students will explore practice with fraction models and experience how magnets interact with different materials in this fun for everyone activity!
How it works:
The teacher will set up a pond for each group of students. The pond will have one set of fish with paper clips attached. Each group will have one fishing rod (dowel rod with magnet attached). One student will catch a fish out of the pond and take it back to their group. The group will record who the fisherman was, the fraction he or she “caught”, and they will create a model to go with the fraction. When the whole group has recorded this on their answer sheets, then the next fisherman may go. The students will continue fishing until all of the fish have been caught. There can even be a prize given for the student who catches the biggest fraction!
This activity is meant to be used as practice for students to create fraction models.