Compressed Zip File
Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.
This BUNDLE contains all of my books on Illustrating Fractions.
You get the entire series on fractions at 50% off the price of purchasing each book separately.
I use this series for my Math Ninja class. Students in this class are below grade level standards and need a basic understanding of fractions, before I can teach them how to divide fractions. After a quick assessment, I have each student start on the appropriate book for their ability level. Once they understand the basic concepts, they are able to utilize my cyclical approach to learning fractions and obtain grade level equivalency. I have had great success using this series within my Math Ninja class.
Using Mathematical Models to develop a concrete Understanding of Fractions!
This program can easily be used as MATH CENTERS, INTERVENTION for struggling students, HOMEWORK, or as INDEPENDENT WORK for excelling students!
Mathematical Models are the most effective strategy I have ever found for developing a concrete understanding of fractions. When children draw mathematical models, it makes the abstract concepts of fractions concrete; giving children a deeper understanding of the mathematics.
There are eleven levels in this series on fractions. I have incorporated a cyclical learning approach, where each educational concept is first introduced, then reinforced, then revisited again and again. Each subsequent level rises to the next level of difficulty.
First, Students are introduced to a concept with a “WATCH ME” demonstrational video. After watching the video, they should either copy the problem into their notebook, onto a piece of paper, or onto their portfolio cover.
Next, students continue developing their skills by working side-by-side with the author, while they watch the “WORK WITH ME” video.
Finally, students perfect their skills by completing a number of problems on their own. After completing each problem, students watch the “ON YOUR OWN” videos. In the videos, they are reminded, “Do NOT worry if you make a mistake. Simply pause the video, and fix your mistake. That is the fastest way to learn.” These last videos teach independence and a deeper understanding of fractions.
To see a good description of each book included, make sure to check out these links:
Check out these books included:
Each book includes word problems, extra practice, and over 90 minutes of video tutorials. Each and every problem within these books is linked to a video tutorial that takes children through a step-by-step process for solving the problem.
1. Upload the PDF into your Google Classroom.
2. Have your students access each problem, then correct their own work while watching the video tutorials.
3. After each problem – have your students bring their paper to you.
4. Check your students’ papers for the following:
a. Did the student illustrate each fraction and solve for the answer?
b. Did the student write the algorithm and solve for the answer?
c. Does the illustration agree with the algorithm?
I like to write something like “, , or on my students’ papers. I write these comments even if they get the problem wrong. As long as they find their mistake and fix it, they are learning. The positive reinforcement statements do wonders for building students’ academic self-confidence.
In the first two chapters of each book, I use Real World Problems (although, I must warn you that word problems are more fun than real). By solving these word problems, your students will learn a deeper and more concrete understanding of fractions. The final chapter is titled “Drill & Kill”. In this chapter students drill the skills taught within the book until the kill any mistakes.
• Please go to you’re page after you log in. Beside each purchase see a button. Simply click it and you will be taken to a page where you can give a quick rating and leave a short comment for the product. Each time you give feedback, TPT gives you feedback credits that you can use to lower the cost of your future purchases.
I value positive feedback and appreciate kind ratings and comments. If you have any issues, questions, or see a small mistake, please email me at email@example.com, before leaving negative feedback. I will do my best to fix any issues as soon as possible! I really want you to enjoy your purchase and come back to my store for future products.
Have a great day - Brian McCoy