What is this resource anyway?
Whether you teach from the Common Core or other sets of rigorous standards, the ability to decompose or “break apart” fractions and mixed numbers is key to strong “fraction sense” and the ability to successfully add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers. Simple denominators are used (2, 4, 8 for the first 3 sets and 2,3,4,6,8,12 for the final set) and only “like” denominators are used except for the final orange set. The sets are leveled and can be used to help with differentiation in your classroom.
You may have heard of “number bonds” in the primary grades. This resource taps into that concept to use fractions instead! Students gain valuable practice in breaking apart fractions and putting them back together—all in a cooperative, “puzzle-like” activity! This resource has 4 puzzle sets plus recording sheets, formative assessment, and bonus mixed number activities are included. This is not a "fill in the blank" activity; students need to problem solve, try different solutions, work together, and talk about math. This is a great way to get more "math talk" into your classroom--and the students will have a blast.
Full color photos of how to use the resource, teaching tips, and answers are included as well so you can print and use right away!
This resource is also available as part of a "Teaching Tandem" product where you can get these assessments and a set of addition/subtraction games combined at a reduced price.
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